Governor vetoes public-private partnerships

Harry Hempy Green Candidate for Governor for the People of Colorado

Harry Hempy
Green Candidate for Governor for the People of Colorado

John Hickenlooper likes “P” words. His April 22 fund raising letter asked voters to guess his pick from the words politics, prestige, partisanship, and partnership. Hickenlooper picked partnership. I thought he would pick privatization.

A Green party candidate, like myself, thinks of different “P” words: people, planet, peace (before profit).

The Colorado legislature passed SB14-197 in response to the state’s secretive 50-year deal with Australia’s Plenary Group to operate US 36 between Boulder and Denver and outlaw competitive transportation projects. The Plenary road deal was protested by thousands of Coloradans living in the Boulder-Denver corridor.

Governor Hickenlooper vetoed the Public-Private Partnership bill on June 4, ensuring there will be no Public in P3’s – Public-Private Partnerships. Hickenlooper said public oversight “inappropriately constrains the business terms of future P3 agreements”.

What? Public oversight of the state’s business deals is “inappropriate”?

Colorado voters have clear choices for governor this fall: Privatizers, profiteers and partisans can vote for a corporate Democrat or a corporate Republican.

People preferring populist policies can vote for Harry Hempy. Http://www.Hempy4Governor.org

Harry Hempy
Green Candidate for Governor for the People of Colorado

PO Box 264
Jamestown, CO 80455
303-459-0172

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