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February 21, 2014

Colorado is going to make bank for all that legal pot they’re selling

  • yeah! According to new statistics, the state of Colorado is likely to make major bank from the sale of marijuana. Based on the first budget report on the issue, the state will likely make $184 million in tax revenue from pot alone over the next 18 months, and the industry itself is projected to earn $610 million in revenue in that period.
  • but … Don’t get too excited, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Friday during a meeting with governors from other states. “When governors have asked me, and several have, I say that we don’t have the facts,” Hickenlooper explained. “We don’t know what the unintended consequences are going to be and we’re going to regulate it every way we can. What I do is urge caution.”
22:27 // 7 months ago
September 14, 2013
With the flooding in Colorado widespread, politicians are getting into the rescue efforts. Sen. Mark Udall and Gov. John Hickenlooper, joined by a House delegation, have helped rescue half a dozen people so far. In the past week alone, the Boulder area has been deluged by 14 inches of rain—a rarity for the region which usually gets very little rain at all. (photo via Udall’s Twitter page)

With the flooding in Colorado widespread, politicians are getting into the rescue efforts. Sen. Mark Udall and Gov. John Hickenlooper, joined by a House delegation, have helped rescue half a dozen people so far. In the past week alone, the Boulder area has been deluged by 14 inches of rain—a rarity for the region which usually gets very little rain at all. (photo via Udall’s Twitter page)

18:29 // 1 year ago
May 8, 2013
Weed tax on the horizon: Colorado is set to become the first state in the nation to collect tax revenue from marijuana sales. Both chambers of the state legislature have passed legislation that would tax the substance—which is legal for recreational use in the state—and Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign it.  Asked what how the federal government will respond should the legislation take effect, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s office in Colorado said that the DOJ “is taking into consideration all aspects of this issue.” (Photo: Reuters) source

Weed tax on the horizon: Colorado is set to become the first state in the nation to collect tax revenue from marijuana sales. Both chambers of the state legislature have passed legislation that would tax the substance—which is legal for recreational use in the state—and Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign it.  Asked what how the federal government will respond should the legislation take effect, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s office in Colorado said that the DOJ “is taking into consideration all aspects of this issue.” (Photo: Reuters) source

19:20 // 1 year ago
February 13, 2013
You can drink it. We did drink it, around the table, almost ritual-like…

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a Senate hearing on natural gas, saying he once drank fracking fluid with Halliburton representatives.

Hickenlooper says the liquid he sipped was made entirely of “food additives,” but fracking fluids can contain chemicals ranging from lead to formaldehyde

(via officialssay)

What Mr. Hickenlooper isn’t saying is that he fracked it up afterwards.

16:08 // 1 year ago
January 10, 2013
There is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. Not just close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales.
Joe Biden re: the proposals being considered by his gun control task force. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic Governor of Colorado, echoed this same sentiment today. In addition, Biden said that he’s “never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high-capacity magazines as I’ve heard spontaneously from every group that we’ve met with so far,” and said that the president has given him until Tuesday to present a set of recommendations as to how best prevent future incidents like the one in Newtown. source
16:48 // 1 year ago
May 10, 2012

Colorado civil unions bill not dead, only has a flesh wound

  • tuesday A bill to overturn the 2006 ban on same-sex marriage in Colorado died after House Republicans blocked the measure from coming to a vote before the end of the  current legislative session.
  • wednesday Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he would call a special legislative session to finish addressing the civil unions bill, in addition to a number of other bills which were left un-addressed. source
17:27 // 2 years ago