Hickenlooper has stated in the past that mineral rights are personal property and that bans are a "taking." Longmont's approach may finally sidestep that issue.
Monthly Governor's Interview
The governor says if TABOR's binds were loosened, education funding could go up without a tax increase.
Hickenlooper backed the idea of allowing judges to issue temporary restraining orders to keep people from having guns if family members or law enforcement believed they might pose a danger.
John Hickenlooper says his mind is open to public feedback, but thinks Coloradans will agree that a winter Olympic bid would be good for the state.
Gov. John Hickenlooper backs a tax hike for transportation, water and high-speed internet projects.
In an executive branch with more than 30,000 employees, Colorado's governor found 62 sexual harassment complaints over five years.
How do you balance homeownership, mineral rights and local control?
"If we don't have the infrastructure, then in a funny way it's almost like I've been working against myself," Gov. John Hickenlooper said.
In his monthly conversation with Colorado Matters John Hickenlooper also spoke about immigration and the state's effort to land a new Amazon headquarters.
The Democrat and Republican are working on a bipartisan plan to stabilize health insurance markets and give more power to states.