Gov. Bill Ritter says his term as governor brought needed and positive change to Colorado.
Ritter told an AP reporter that the strengthening of the state's renewable energy industry and the stabilizing of funding for transportation will be his most important and enduring legacies.
According to an article in the Durango Herald, Ritter also acknowledged that his efforts to encourage more cooperation between the representatives of the state's business interests and its labor movement had not worked out.
Ritter has not publicly announced his post-gubernatorial plans.