As lawmakers start the 2016 session, Colorado's governor lays out his biggest priorities, and faces questions about promises made last year.
State of the State
- Hickenlooper threw his support behind the felony DUI bill, but the bill is currently hung up in the state House, as lawmakers wait to see how next year’s budget shapes up.Read more
On TABOR, Hickenlooper stopped short of directing lawmakers to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded.
In the speech, the governor lays out his legislative agenda for the 2015 session.
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.