The governor says he's working seven days a week head off a divisive election battle over the future of oil and gas development in Colorado.
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The new law provides a public defender for families that can't afford an attorney.
Gov. Hickenlooper warns that even an average year means fires could scorch more than 155 square miles, or 100,000 acres.
The co-op would need approval by the Federal Reserve, and that's not likely to happen as long as marijuana is illegal in federal law.
Gov. Hickenlooper says he could call a special session if lawmakers succeed in crafting bill.
Representative Mark Ferrandino rose from a childhood in special education classes to become the first openly gay speaker of Colorado's House. As he departs due to term limits, Ferrandino looks back over his time in office.
State lawmakers tackle a broad spectrum of issues across 12 major topics in the 2014 legislative session.
The bill also provides more money to clean up illegal tire dumps and establish a system for recycling the waste.