The governor says the conflict between the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights and requirements to fund education the biggest challenge facing Colorado.
On TABOR, Hickenlooper stopped short of directing lawmakers to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded.
In the speech, the governor highlights past challenges while touting plans for Colorado's future.
The governor struck a positive tone in his speech, focusing on the state’s booming economy.
Ahead of Thursday's State of the State speech, two Capitol reporters help Colorado Matters review promises the governor made in the annual speech a year ago.
CPR's regular interview with Gov. John Hickenlooper covered TABOR refunds, how to make housing more affordable and "disappointing" news about the state's health exchange.
The newly re-elected govenor says the close nature of the race won’t change his plans for next four years.
The incumbent Democrat has raised nearly $5.4 million for his campaign, while his Republican challenger has raised about $1.7 million.
The incumbent governor vying for a second term talks about his plans for the economy, what his oil and gas task force can accomplish, and other issues.
See where gubernatorial candidates Democrat John Hickenlooper, the Green Party's Harry Hempy, Libertarian Matthew Hess, and Republican Bob Beauprez stand on a range of issues.