But Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted he hadn’t given up on the proposal’s goals — or his own commitment to maintaining Colorado’s status as a national leader in fighting air pollution. ‘I think the response — the pushback — from the executive order was so intense that the potential benefits were outweighed by the collateral damage,’ he said
The proposal also spares state colleges and doctors who treat the poor from budget cuts. However, it does slash $73 million from hospitals, part of a complicated arrangement to avoid even deeper cuts later.
“The court did not deny the importance of this issue, nor did it uphold the legality of the attorney general’s actions,” Hickenlooper said.
DENVER | Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper’s complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission. Hickenlooper asked the high court earlier this month to rule that he, not the attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government. But Coffman […]
Hickenlooper asked the Supreme Court on Nov. 4 to issue a rule saying Coffman cannot sue the U.S. government without his permission. Coffman has said she has the right to file lawsuits on behalf of the state