DENVER (Aug. 7, 2013) — Compass Colorado today condemned Governor Hickenlooper’s attack on transparency in government.
At a National Governor’s Association junket, Governor Hickenlooper bemoaned the necessity of sunlight into public officials’ dealmaking, saying “we elect these people to make these difficult decisions, but now they are in the full light of video every time they make a decision. We elected these people, let them go back into a room like they always did.” 
“Since Governor Hickenlooper announced his support for the billion dollar tax hike behind closed doors, it’s no surprise he advocates doing the public’s business in private,” said Compass Colorado Executive Director Kelly Maher. “Coloradans deserve better than leaders who think they can rule the state from smoke-filled rooms.”
Maher continued: “Now we know why Governor Hickenlooper doesn’t like to answer questions clearly when asked publicly about his position – he doesn’t believe the public deserves to know.”