Polis rejected one measure to repeal or reform Colorado's tangled tax policies outright, and offered only a lukewarm endorsement of the other.
Monthly Governor's Interview
The new governor saw campaign promises such as full-day kindergarten and health care reform pass, even as Republicans argued Democrats were pushing through an agenda too fast.
Gov. Jared Polis is unfazed by recall efforts underway, but says the groups, upset over several bills, shouldn't be surprised. “This is exactly what I said I would do during the campaign.”
Colorado's 43rd governor also said he's enjoying how fast-paced the lawmaking in state government is compared to his experiences in Congress.
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.