Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications

Senators Bennet and Gardner, with Congressmen Buck, Polis and Perlmutter, sent a letter to the Department of Transportation in support of two transportation grants for North I-25. They wrote, “The North I-25 project makes critical improvements to the I-25 corridor, which is currently stifled by crippling congestion and unsafe conditions.” A TIGER grant (see above)Continue reading “Region: Colorado Delegation Supports I-25 Grant Applications”

Public Trust Doctrine Advocates Try Again

Phillip Doe and Barbara Mills-Bria have refilled a proposal that they describe as “basically like Polis’s, except that it has teeth in it” according to the Denver Business Journal. Congressman Polis pulled his proposal as part of an agreement brokered by Gov. Hickenlooper. It was intended to create a constitutional right for Coloradans to cleanContinue reading “Public Trust Doctrine Advocates Try Again”

No Special Session

The Governor has given up trying to create compromise legislation to avoid the contentious gas and oil ballot initiatives being pushed by Congressman Polis and others. In his statement Governor Hickenlooper said, “Over the past several months, we have worked with a bipartisan coalition to explore a legislative compromise that would avoid a series ofContinue reading “No Special Session”

Governor Still Trying to Craft Oil & Gas Compromise

Prospects are not looking good for a special legislative session this summer to consider stricter gas and oil regulations. The governor has worked hard to get both sides to the table but faces enormous hurdles with time running out. First, he has to get consensus in the gas and oil community, which is currently splitContinue reading “Governor Still Trying to Craft Oil & Gas Compromise”