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Gov. Ritter Continues with Energy Efforts, Serving Colorado

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It’s great to see Gov. Ritter continuing to work at the service of the people of Colorado, and future generations in general, by working with students at CSU on the kinds of energy issues that have made him such a great governor for the last four years.

Of course it also makes the libertarian in me happy that this is being funded by private dollars:

“It was very important to me and to the president that it was privately funded because of the difficulties we’ve had in securing public dollars for higher-ed during this awful recession,” Ritter said.

As long as Ritter and this program continue to strive for substantive and practical solutions to the energy needs of tomorrow, how could we lose?

Ritter to take new energy job at Colorado State

By IVAN MORENO – Jan 6, 2011 6:11 AM MT

DENVER (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter held up his old college ID card and smiled, announcing Wednesday that his next career move will be a return to his alma mater as the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.

“So I don’t even have to have a new ID card, I can use the one, I think this is from somewhere around ’75 or ’76,” Ritter said as he displayed his identification card to reporters. Ritter, who leaves office Tuesday, will earn $300,000 a year at his new post, a “healthier salary than the governor’s salary,” he said.

The job is being paid for with donations funding the new center. Ritter makes $90,000 a year as governor. The governor graduated in 1978 from CSU with an undergraduate degree in political science.

Read the entire article here.

Written by Jason

January 7th, 2011 at 6:20 pm