NGA Chair Hickenlooper Welcomes New Governors At Seminar

November 16, 2014 7:08 PM

NGA Chair Hickenlooper Welcomes New Governors At Seminar
" WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Newly-elected governors from across the country were in Colorado this weekend learning the ropes.

The National Governors Association seminar for new governors wraps up Sunday, but Saturday’s meeting was all about compromise.

“What the NGA does is we try to find the common ground,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who serves as the chair for the NGA.

Hickenlooper says this year both new and veteran governors will face new battles in their home states with a now Republican-controlled Congress.

“It changes, but I don’t think it’s necessarily bad,” he said.

Hickenlooper calls it an opportunity for compromise, with lessons at the seminar for new governors putting special emphases on working across party lines.

“Here Republicans and Democrats do everything they can to help each other,” he said "

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