Hickenlooper Delivers Last State Address

The governor emphasized the importance of support for rural Colorado, transportation funding

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address at the Colorado State Capitol Building on Thursday. He began by recognizing lawmakers and his cabinet for their hard work.

“At a time when shouting seems to have replaced talking, and insults sometimes seem to replace ideas, I want to start by honoring the men and women who join me in this chamber,” he said.

Hickenlooper highlighted a handful of successes for the Centennial State that lawmakers achieved over the last year, calling it the “most impactful bipartisan session since the Great Recession. We reminded everyone that the collaborative Colorado way is the best way.”

Hickenlooper touted Colorado’s role as the first state to legalize a recreational marijuana program, a comment that was met with a few sparse claps.

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