Hickenlooper marks 100 days as Colorado governor
April 21, 2011
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is marking his first 100 days in office on Thursday.
The governor says he’s still focused on the same issues he tackled the first day on the job – fixing the economy and providing good-paying jobs.
Hickenlooper says his administration is also working on cutting red tape and improving government services, and he’s working with counties on economic development plans that call on counties to develop their own plans and coordinate with the state.
Republicans generally give Hickenlooper good marks for being business-friendly, but they say he failed to back legislation that would have required the state to set aside more money to cover shortfalls, and another bill that would have set up a more efficient state regulatory system.