Legislative Preview: Q & A with Colo. House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

· Jan. 5, 2015, 5:02 pm
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Speaker of the HouseCredit Colorado General Assembly
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Speaker of the House

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst [D-Boulder] will be the next speaker of the House. She discusses her priorities and her party’s agenda for the session, as a part of a series of interviews with legislative leaders.

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst discusses the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force

“I’m very optimistic and hopeful that the task force will come up with recommendations we can act on in the state legislature. This is a problem that isn’t going away. It’s still very much an issue for the constituents I represent.. I’m hoping that they will make recommendations about how we can improve local control, provide the ability for people to have a say.”

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst on top legislative priorities

“One of our major focuses will be on jobs and the economy, but I think in a little bit different way. What people heard at the doors, and I did the same, is that the economic recovery doesn’t necessarily seem to be hitting them. They’re still a paycheck away from a crisis. We’ll be looking at bills that go to that economic security and economic fairness issue.”  

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst on Democrats losing control of the Senate and losing seats in the House

“In the past even when we’ve had majorities in both houses 95-96% of the bills that we passed are bi-partisan. So I think it’s a real opportunity for us to work across the aisle and to develop consensus on important issues for the people of the state of Colorado and I’m looking forward to it. 

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