John Hickenlooper on Budget & Economy



Government can help in economic transition

Tremendous changes in our economy are making people feel that they aren't wanted anymore. Many of the skills that would have been tickets to the middle class are no longer needed. That's why we discussed not only the importance of education and training, but streamlining regulations, expanding access to loans, incentivizing innovation, and how to support the transformation of new ideas into jobs.
Source: Speech at 2016 Democratic National Convention , Jul 28, 2016

Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit

The governor used the annual address to make 19 different "asks" of lawmakers. The governor will support legislation and seek approval from the General Assembly this year to: