Ritter reflects on governorship

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Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is reflecting on his nearly four years in the governor’s office, saying he’s made some mistakes but also deserves credit for his successes.

On his monthly appearance on KOA radio Tuesday, the Democrat said his biggest mistake was not working closer with the business community on a contentious bill which would have made it easier for unions to organize.

The Democratic Legislature passed it during his first year in office but Ritter, a former union member, vetoed it.

Businesses said it would hurt jobs. Labor unions branded him a traitor.

Ritter said one of his biggest successes was winning an increase in vehicle registration fees to pay for transportation. He says deteriorating roads in Colorado pose a safety issue.