Colorado's 43rd governor also said he's enjoying how fast-paced the lawmaking in state government is compared to his experiences in Congress.
Monthly Governor's Interview
John Hickenlooper returned to the business he founded, the Wynkoop brewpub, for his final interview as governor with Colorado Matters.
Colorado voters put Democrats in full control of the state Capitol. The governor-elect says those voters were also clear about how not to handle transportation and infrastructure needs.
The governor also talked climate change, black market marijuana and the ethics complaint against him in his monthly interview with Colorado Matters.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said his political action committee will allow him to weigh in on national races, as well as weigh his future.
Gov. John Hickenlooper also made it clear he opposes both oil and gas measures that could be on the ballot this November.
In this monthly interview, Colorado's governor also says the state is millions of dollars over budget in wildfire fighting.
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.
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.