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Say Cheese: Ritter’s Ad/Photo/Video Work Cost Taxpayers $200K

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter does not have a staff photographer – but he has billed taxpayers more than $200,000 to hire outside contractors and pay for photographs, videos and TV ads promoting his accomplishments since June 2008.

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Post: Colorado Bank Regulation Had Weaknesses Over The Decade

Colorado banking regulatory weaknesses persisted for the past decade, a Denver Post investigation found,
allowing New Frontier Bank of Greeley to engage in dangerous practices before it was shut down in April 2009, leaving a $1 billion cleanup bill.

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Gov. Ritter Posts Help-Wanted Ad for Spanish-Speaking Press Staffer

Gov. Bill Ritter is looking to add a Spanish-speaking staffer to his press office.

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Vestas Wind Systems to Receive Incentives Amid Worker Furloughs

Vestas Wind Systems is in line to receive about $6 million in state and local incentives at the plants where it plans furloughs or a hiring freeze, according to state and federal reports.

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Energy Issues Flare in Colorado Governor’s Race

Taxes, jobs, budget shortfalls – the usual fodder for political wrangling is already spurring debate in the Colorado governor’s race. But the time it takes to approve gas and oil permits?

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Gubernatorial Response: Ritter ‘Looks Great On Camera’

Some positive has come from the posting of a Bill Ritter video clip on a Web site operated by current and former Denver GOP figures Kelly Maher and Mary Smith.

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Reminder: Friday Is Third State Government Furlough Day

All non-essential personnel will have the day off.

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AP: State Lobbyists Again To Be Scrutinized In Colorado

Colorado lawmakers and Gov. Bill Ritter are taking another look at the long-standing practice of hiring lobbyists to push legislation through the statehouse, the Associated Press reports.

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Group: Close Coal-Fired Plants

Environmentalists from WildEarth Guardians rallied at the state Capitol yesterday dressed in clown suits and wearing with Gov. Bill Ritter masks. They called upon Ritter to replace Xcel Energy’s Cherokee coal-fired plant in north Denver with clean energy.

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Heat is on Colorado Climate-Change Guru Alice Madden

The coordinator of Colorado’s efforts to combat climate change drew criticism from conservatives Monday after conflict-of-interest disclosures showed she accepts monthly stipends from a liberal think tank

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