Gov. John Hickenlooper also made it clear he opposes both oil and gas measures that could be on the ballot this November.
Monthly Governor's Interview
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.
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.