DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a Boards and Commissions appointment to the Twenty-Second Judicial District Nominating Commission.
There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.
Each judicial district nominating commission consists of seven citizens residing in that judicial district. No more than four members can be from the same political party, and there must be at least one voting member from each county in the district. In all districts with populations of more than 35,000, the voting members consist of three people admitted to practice law in Colorado and four people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. In judicial districts with populations under 35,000, at least four voting members are people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. It is determined by majority vote of the governor, attorney general and chief justice how many, if any, of the remaining three members will be persons admitted to practice law in Colorado.
DENVER — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado and Water Resources and Power Development Authority.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council advises the Division of Criminal Justice and the Governor on matters pertaining to juvenile justice in Colorado. They also assist, review and approve the annual Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan.
DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today submitted budget amendments to the Joint Budget Committee that apply to the FY 2017-18 budget request.
Within the request, the OSPB outlined Gov. Hickenlooper's plan to address a $135.1 million reduction in property taxes triggered by the "Gallagher" amendment in the Colorado Constitution. The amendment requires that the total property tax burden in the State be shared more by non-residential owners than by residential owners. Because residential values have grown faster than non-residential values and the relative burdens are out of compliance with the Constitution, the mechanism to adjust the burden is to lower the residential assessment rate.