Polis declared the state of the state as solid, strong and successful before he tacked on one of the watchwords of his campaign: “bold.”
State of the State
Soon-to-be state Sen. Bob Rankin took particular issue with the governor's plan to move Colorado to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.
"Together, we’re going to build an economy where Coloradans from all walks of life don’t just get by, but thrive," Gov. Polis said.
The annual update helps kick off the start of the legislative session before lawmakers really start diving into their work.
In his final State of the State address, Gov. John Hickenlooper sought to define his legacy and lay out his closing agenda.
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address, Jan. 11, 2018.
As lawmakers start the 2016 session, Colorado's governor lays out his biggest priorities, and faces questions about promises made last year.
- 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.