The governor also discussed transportation funding, single-payer healthcare, and his biggest legislative priority in his regular conversation with Colorado Matters.
Hickenlooper delivered his State of the State speech Thursday, laying out his vision for his second and final term.
As lawmakers start the 2016 session, Colorado's governor lays out his biggest priorities, and faces questions about promises made last year.
In his monthly conversation with Colorado Matters, the governor also talked about how to prevent mass shootings, and his fitness for the vice presidency.
- "We're too moderate," the governor said, referring to his administration.Read more
- Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to issue a rule saying Attorney General Cynthia Coffman cannot sue the U.S. government without his permission.Read more
- The governor said refugees go through high-levels of security screening and that the vast majority of refugees are children and the elderly.Read more
- Other governors are opposing resettling Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks. But Colorado will keep its doors open, the governor's office said Monday.Read more
- Hickenlooper's ideas to close the shortfall include cutting $20 million from colleges and reducing spending on state building projects.Read more