Governor John Hickenlooper urged state lawmakers and Coloradans to be creative entrepreneurs in his second state of the state address. The Governor highlighted a range of topics from hydraulic fracturing, to economic development, to the Broncos. And as Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol, he also took a stance on one of the session’s most controversial bills.

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