State Of The State
A weekly look at what’s coming up at the Colorado Legislature.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s third State of the State address was his first with two Democrat majorities. He used this opportunity to inform his colleagues on what he would like to see, and more importantly, what he would not like to see, this session.
Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper urged lawmakers to debate gun control in the aftermath of mass shootings in Aurora and Connecticut, saying Thursday that “our democracy demands this type of debate.”
Read the prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address on Thursday.
Gun owners gathered outside Colorado’s Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers convened inside with promises to take up gun-related measures this session.
Gay couples waiting for rights similar to those afforded to married couples got closer on Wednesday to a legislative showdown with Colorado Republicans.
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his second State of the State address on Thursday. While he didn’t announce any earth-shaking policy goals, he did use his annual bully pulpit in a near perfect fashion to continue to solidify his role as this state’s political leader, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday urged lawmakers to move forward on social and financial goals this session, encouraging them to prove “cynics” wrong and show they can cooperate to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples and make the Colorado more business-friendly.
During his State of the State speech before the state Legislature on Thursday morning Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper couldn’t help cheering on the home team.
Read the prepared text of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State speech on Thursday.