DENVER — Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Economic Development Commission, State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council, Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors, Colorado Podiatry Board, and Workforce Development Council.
DENVER — Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed John Scipione as judge on the Arapahoe County Court in the 18th Judicial District. He will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Robert C. Tobias.
Scipione serves as a Magistrate in the 18th Judicial District (2012-present), and currently handles a felony intake docket in Arapahoe County. In his current position, Scipione presides over first appearances, felony advisements, bond hearings, and preliminary hearings for all felony cases. Prior to his current position, he worked for Taussig, Scipione & Taussig, LLC (2011-2012), for Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, P.C. (2008-2011), for Herrold & Herrold, P.C. (2007-2008), for Law Cash/Esquire Capital (2006-2007) and for Caplis, Scipione & Deasy, LLC (2003-2006). Scipione earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1994.
Scipione’s appointment is effective May 31, 2017.
DENVER — Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 — Today’s Executive Order by the President pulling back on policies addressing climate change will not deter Colorado’s efforts. Natural gas has become more economical than coal, and Colorado is a national leader on wind and solar energy, which are a boon to our economy, jobs and the environment.
Our efforts to clean our air and protect the natural environment are part of what draws young people, families, and businesses to Colorado. Our outdoor recreation industry, which helps create jobs all across the state, is dependent upon cleaner air and water. We have a history of solving complex problems and taking action to move the state closer to meeting its clean air goals, and we have shown that we can have cleaner air and reduce harmful carbon emissions at essentially no additional cost‒ potentially even saving money for Colorado families.
We will keep building a clean energy future that creates Colorado jobs, improves our health and addresses the harmful consequences of a changing climate.