Governor John Hickenlooper says money coming from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is only about 10 percent of what's needed to complete repairs on infrastructure and buildings damaged in the September flood.
In our regular conversation with Gov. John Hickenlooper, he addresses whether he feels the attorney general should go to court to enforce the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. He also talks about flood recovery, the minimum wage and what marijuana sales tax revenue should be spent on.
Retail marijuana tax revenue could fund substance abuse treatment and programs to keep kids away from the drug.
The EPA has proposed caps on emissions for new power plants. Officials in northeast Colorado asked the Governor to oppose them.
Republicans failed this week in their latest attempt to repeal expanded gun background checks but the governor says he would support a subtle change to the law.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for such a campaign and says the state has one in the works. Meanwhile, teachers are asking for more drug counselors.
In an interview with CPR, the governor talked about efforts to repeal gun measures, what still needs to be done to keep marijuana from children and proposed rules on carbon emissions.
Gov. John Hickenlooper's proposal for a $100-million increase for public colleges and universities is good news for small institutions.
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.