2018 Opening Day Speech
Speaker of the House Cristanta Duran
January 10, 2018
Thank you and welcome to the second regular session of the 71st General Assembly. 2018 is shaping up as another great year for Colorado. Our overall economy continues to grow and our unemployment rate continues to be one of the lowest in the nation. We continue to attract new jobs, new businesses and new events. Later this month, for the first time, we’ll host the Outdoor Retailer Show, one of many tangible rewards for our forward-thinking conservation policies and commitment to public lands. It should be a point of pride for all Coloradans, especially our military veterans, that the Navy’s newest attack submarine, to be commissioned in March, is the USS Colorado.