Colorado

Jan 10, 2010 9:46 AM by Associated Press

Ritter's Colorado Promise unfulfilled

Gov. Bill Ritter's decision not to seek a second term will leave him with a mixed legacy.

When he was elected in 2006, Ritter issued his "Colorado Promise." It was a 54-page pledge to insure hundreds of thousands of Coloradans, boost higher education funding and fix the state's aging transportation system.

Ritter's decision to leave office will leave many of those promises unfulfilled. The governor acknowledges that some of those promises were too ambitious to fulfill in four years. But he says he'd rather set the bar high and have big goals.

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