Colo. gov. signs divisive bills on energy, labor

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
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DENVER (AP) -- A flurry of final bill signings from Colorado's Democratic governor Wednesday included divisive measures on renewable energy and labor rights. Gov. John Hickenlooper chose to sign the measures in public and add written explanations for signing them.

Hickenlooper's signings Wednesday means he has now signed into law every measure sent to him by the Democratic Legislature.

Hickenlooper said he struggled with raising renewable energy requirement for rural electricity providers. He added an executive order allowing them to weigh in on the law's feasibility.

The governor said he signed the firefighter bill because it avoids a mandate on collective bargaining but still enhances firefighters' labor rights.

Dozens of other bills were signed in private Wednesday, including a measure to allow Colorado residents without legal immigration status to receive driver's licenses.


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