The Cato Institute just published the 12th biennial report card on the nation's governors and report and Colorado was ranked 49:
"Four governors were awarded an “A” on this report card: Pat McCrory of North Carolina, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Paul LePage of Maine, and Mike Pence of Indiana. Eight governors were awarded an “F”: Mark Dayton of Minnesota, John Kitzhaber of Oregon, Jack Markell of Delaware, Jay Inslee of Washington, Pat Quinn of Illinois, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, John Hickenlooper of Colorado, and Jerry Brown of California."
Check the paragraph at the end of the report that summarizes the increases made to state budget and government during Gov. Hickenlooper's tenure.
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Another article summarizes information: