Task force identifies juvenile justice policies that advance Colorado’s effort to enhance public safety and improve youth outcomes

DENVER — Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today praised the Improving Outcomes for Youth Statewide Task Force for developing policy recommendations that, if passed into law by state legislators, would strengthen the juvenile justice system, increase public safety, and lead to better outcomes for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado is among six states to receive federal GEAR UP grant

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Higher Education celebrated Colorado’s win as one of six states to receive a federal GEAR UP grant that will power pre-collegiate programming for up to 5,000 students across the state—the fourth consecutive award Colorado has received since 1999.

Gov. Hickenlooper signs executive order and proclamation recognizing Vape-Free November

DENVER — Friday, Nov. 2, 2018— Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined some of Colorado’s leading health organizations to raise their voices in concern over Colorado’s youth vaping rate. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently announced that Colorado teens have the highest incidence of vaping in the country. With leaders from the CDPHE, Children’s Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Cancer Center and several other health groups, Gov. Hickenlooper signed an executive order aimed at reducing tobacco use and vaping among youth.

Gov. Hickenlooper joins western governors in continued commitment to uphold standards of the Clean Air and Water Acts

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined governors from California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington in signing a letter committing to upholding the standards set forth in the Clean Air and Water Acts, despite changes to federal standards in Washington D.C.

Governor proposes Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget request, sets goals to build opportunity, protect families and strengthen the middle class

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 — Today Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 State budget request to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly. Relative to expected FY 2018-19 appropriations, the request reflects a total funds budget of $33.4 billion, an increase of $1.5 billion or 4.8 percent. In the General Fund, the request totals $13.2 billion, an increase of $0.6 billion or 4.7 percent, with more than 40 percent of the requested increases for strategic investments.

Gov. Hickenlooper releases Administration’s final performance dashboard

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 — From wait times at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), to childhood immunization rates, to visits to state parks, Colorado has been measuring it all. Today, Governor John Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor and Chief Operating Officer Donna Lynne released the Administration’s final performance dashboard, which shows results from those statewide efforts.

Governor announces economic impact data for outdoor recreation industry, creates new council

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced new economic contribution numbers from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) showing significant growth in Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy. The Governor also signed Executive Order B 2018-010 creating the Inter-Agency Trails and Recreation Council. The Council will advance the vision of the “Colorado the Beautiful” initiative and promote outdoor recreation and conservation in Colorado.