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.
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.