The Denver Post: Crack the whip on Hickenlooper’s ambitious agenda
Author: The Denver Post Editorial Board - January 12, 2018 - Updated: January 12, 2018
Ever the optimist over the past seven years, Gov. John Hickenlooper didn’t disappoint in his final State of the State address Thursday. Brushing aside the toxic politics that fester in our nation, the governor sought to tackle pervasive Colorado problems with pragmatic policy suggestions.
It was one of the governor’s more specific and detailed stands at the dais over the years, but now the question is whether Hickenlooper can deliver on his unique vision for our uncertain future as a lame duck.
“We have 364 days left in this administration. That’s an eternity for compromise,” Hickenlooper assured lawmakers gathered in the state House of Representatives.