Work to­gether, Colo. leg­is­la­tors

The Denver Post - - NEWS - James A. Lu­cas,

In an elec­tion year marked by par­ti­san ex­tremes, Colorado Gov. John Hick­en­looper called for col­lab­o­ra­tion in his State of the State ad­dress last Thurs­day, to fully fund education and ex­pand our high­way sys­tem.

How sad the present sys­tem is when one side of the aisle stands ap­plaud­ing, while the other side is mostly sit­ting and quiet. What a aw­ful rift of political pos­tur­ing.

I must re­mind our leg­is­la­tors, Repub­li­can and Demo­crat alike, that they were not elected by 100 per­cent of their vot­ing con­stituents in their re­spec­tive dis­tricts. If you were elected by 60 per­cent of your con­stituents, then good for you, but you still have the other 40 per­cent to con­sider.

This is what our gov­er­nor meant when he asked for col­lab­o­ra­tion and fair- mind­ed­ness for the peo­ple of Colorado. We ex­pect you to work for all of us.

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