The following is the text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's prepared State of the State address delivered before a joint session of the Colorado Legislature on January 9, 2014.
During the annual State of the State address, the governor says creating even more jobs remains a top priority.
Specific goals outlined during speech to General Assembly include legalizing civil unions, regulations for the marijuana industry, support for aerospace and a funding structure for the Medicaid expansion.
Colorado Governor stands behind the gun control laws passed by the legislature in the 2013 session but welcomes suggestions for improving or changing current Colorado laws.
[Department of Corrections Director Rick Raemisch listens as Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at a news conference today. CPR Photo]
Governor John Hickenlooper says many Coloradans who live in fire-prone areas need to be doing more to prepare their homes to survive, but don't look for him to push new state policies to enforce th