DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today issued the following statement on the passage of the 2013 Colorado ASSET Bill:
“Our city and state can no longer afford to simply compete regionally or nationally. We must set our sights on our ability to compete globally. To create an economy built to last, and prepare our kids for good jobs here in Denver, we must foster and grow our own intellectual capital. We cannot do that by ranking 32nd in the nation for sending our own high school graduates to college.
“Today our state stands up to say that our best and brightest students – no matter how they arrived here – are an asset to our economy and our communities. This bill’s passage will finally provide a pathway for high performing and qualified students to attend college at in-state rates, helping Denver and the entire state realize a return on the investment we have already made in them over the course of their academic careers and allowing these young people to live up to their potential and contribute positively to our society.”