First, he stood by embattled Human Service Director Reggie Bicha even after 87 (!) lawmakers called for a change in leadership at the department. And today, he vetoed two bills outlawing the use of red light cameras even though they enjoyed broad support on both sides of the aisle.
Bill sponsor Rep. Kevin Van Winkle (R-Highlands Ranch) had this to say:
“I am very disappointed Gov. Hickenlooper chose revenue over rights and vetoed two broadly supported, bipartisan measures to limit the use of traffic cameras in Colorado. Giving voters a voice regarding the use of traffic cameras was a fair compromise but sadly Gov. Hickenlooper chose to reject this option and ignore Coloradans’ concerns.”
There is a reason that everyone jokes Hick is the Governor of Denver instead of Colorado. He’s never quite gotten out of that city manager mentality, and he just couldn’t let go of the revenue red light cameras generate. Never mind that everyone except government bureaucrats and politicians hate them.
We just can’t wait to see what widely popular measure Hick gives the finger to next.