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Gov. Ritter Looks Back On Legislative Session

Gov. Bill Ritter yesterday defended the divisive bills that lawmakers passed this year and trumped the Legislature’s efforts as a successful capstone to his four years in office.

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Ritter Issues Order To Track Job Creation

Responding to criticism from lawmakers and jobseekers, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Wednesday directing state agencies to track job creation.

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Ritter Issues Order, Names Director To Smooth Health Reform

Colorado Republicans immediately criticized the governor for establishing the task force, arguing that the reform legislation is unconstitutional.

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State Child Poverty Growth Continues to Outpace U.S.

The number of Colorado children living in poverty continues to grow faster than the national rate, the Colorado Children’s Campaign announced Tuesday in its annual “Kids Count” report.

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Another Day, Another Poll, Another Result: This Time, Hickenlooper’s Up

So who’s really ahead in the race to be Colorado’s next governor? It depends on which poll you’re looking at.

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McInnis Takes Lead In Colo. Governor’s Poll

The McInnis campaign believes John Hickenlooper’s decision to not take an immediate stance on a series of controversial bills that levied the state sales tax on a variety of goods has at least partially hurt Hickenlooper in the polls for the gubernatorial race.

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Xcel Bill Could Increase Demand For Natural Gas

Gov. Bill Ritter announced a major piece of legislation Friday that would boost the use of natural gas in the state.

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How Colo. News Orgs Are Covering Ritter’s Extended Hospital Stay

The governor’s recovery from a bicycle accident earlier this week continues. Here’s how the media are covering the story.

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Colorado Senate President Shaffer Pans Pinnacol Separation Bid

The head of the Colorado Senate said Monday he does not want to privatize Pinnacol Assurance, a pronouncement that could dim prospects for the cash-strapped state to reap hundreds of millions of dollars by spinning off the workers’ compensation insurance fund.

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Ritter Seeks $55M for Projects in State’s Forests

Gov. Bill Ritter is pressing the federal government for $55 million for forest-management projects in Colorado.

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