John Hickenlooper in 2013 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Budget & Economy: Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession

Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession Today, with an improving economy, we have the beginnings of a reserve fund and we should protect it. We are restoring funding for education--not enough to make up for the $1 billion shortfall we experienced in the Great Recession--but our steps are Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession We expanded this engagement process with TBD Colorado. Coloradans told us that excessive red tape, including unnecessary and duplicative regulations were holding back job creation.
Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Civil Rights: Let's pass civil unions!

Let's pass civil unions! Some of us tried very hard, but it didn't get done last year. This year, let's do it. Let's pass civil unions!
Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Drugs: Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids

Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids Some other amendments passed in November... one on federal campaign finance reform... and another, for the life of me I can't remember the third one. Oh yeah, Amendment 64. [legalizing medical marijuana].

Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids We need to expand our DUI law to keep our highways safe from those driving while impaired, and we must put in place consumer and

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Energy & Oil: Colorado Energy Office: efficiency and renewables

Colorado Energy Office: efficiency and renewables Many scientists believe that our severe drought, the bark beetle epidemic and the terrible fire season are further evidence of climate change. While no state can address the issue in isolation, reducing pollutants and promoting sustainable development,
Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Energy & Oil: Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas

Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas Colorado's economic welfare depends on how effective we are in developing all of our resources. Our physical welfare requires we protect public health and safety as we develop these resources. We can reduce carbon emissions, create good-paying jobs Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas communities to create agreements and oversee local inspections. What doesn't work is a patchwork of rules and regulations.

Because of innovations in drilling technology, cheaper, abundant natural gas is helping to make America energy secure for the

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Gun Control: Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill

Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill There are no easy solutions to addressing the difficult problem of gun violence and mental health. Some point to guns, others to a violent culture. Still others believe that the line between community security and individual freedom must be re-drawn.

Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill can find common ground in support of this proposition: Let's examine our laws and make the changes needed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. It's not enough to prevent dangerous people from getting weapons. We have to do a better

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Homeland Security: Make hiring veterans a priority

Make hiring veterans a priority Let's not forget our veterans and those on active duty. This week, we welcomed home 208 of our National Guard men and women.
Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Technology: Bring antiquated budget & personnel systems to 21st century

Bring antiquated budget & personnel systems to 21st century [We changed how] CDOT budgets for multi-year transportation projects. This is a better approach to budgeting that comes with an annual bump of $300 million for five years. This program provides a critical boost to the construction industry by directly Bring antiquated budget & personnel systems to 21st century 25-year-old system, which means unemployed Coloradans will get their benefits faster and more quickly return to work.

Two years ago, Colorado was caught in a bygone era with rules and procedures that made more sense back when we used electric

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

On Welfare & Poverty: One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless

One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless Addressing our most serious challenges requires partnerships with our faith and non-profit communities. One Congregation-One Family is an example of a project with proven success in housing families and seniors who are homeless.

One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless We continue to work closely with religious and community partners in metro Denver to bring this successful program to Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Fort Collins and other communities.

Source: 2013 Colorado State of the State address Jan 10, 2013

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