Nearly a third of this year’s state lawmakers are newly elected, and they’ll be expected to debate a host of complex issues from Medicaid to marijuana, gun laws to the death penalty.
Thursday’s State of the State address not only marked the passing of a challenging 2012, it also touched on a host of bills that Governor John Hickenlooper would like lawmakers to pass.
The 2013 State of the State, as prepared and delivered by Governor John Hickenlooper, January, 10 2013.
Colorado voted in November to regulate marijuana like alcohol. Now, state officials are starting to work on just how to do that.
State economists were in an optimistic mood Thursday. It’s a mood the even non-economists can share; Colorado’s economy is performing better than the rest of the nation.