Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP

Gov. John Hickenlooper wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for a speedy decision on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), saying that this summer’s drought has illustrated the importance of additional water storage. In doing so, Hickenlooper is tacitly giving support for the project, something that the Northern Water Conservation District and stateContinue reading “Hickenlooper Declares Support for NISP”

New Revenue Forecast Revives Senior Homestead Exemption

The biggest partisan fight of the Colorado legislative session may have been avoided with the revelation that there appears to be enough state revenue to fund a senior property-tax break and partially restore cuts to education. The news that the Senior Homestead Exemption could be funded in the 2012-13 budget year, which starts in July,Continue reading “New Revenue Forecast Revives Senior Homestead Exemption”

Hickenlooper on the State of the State

Governor John Hickenlooper gave his second State of the State address on Jan. 12, one day after the legislature convened for the 2012 session. His major theme was entrepreneurship. One of the reasons why entrepreneurship is important he said, is because Colorado will need to be smart and do more with less given that generalContinue reading “Hickenlooper on the State of the State”