To hear Gov. John Hickenlooper tell the story, Colorado’s economic recovery from the Great Recession is right on track. The Denver Post echoed this optimism on July 20 with a story headlined, “State job growth tops 2008 peak.”
I give the governor credit for always trying to paint a rosy picture. But there comes a time when the state’s chief executive should put down the cheerleader’s pom-poms and consider the sobering facts about the state’s disappointing jobs recovery.