Governor John Hickenlooper, after being briefed by state and federal firefighting bosses on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado, has signed legislation authorizing nearly $20 million to expand the state’s firefighting fleet. Hickenlooper signed the bill early this morning. The bill allows the state to buy two fire-spotting planes and contract for four helicopters and four single-engine tankers. The state currently has contracts for two single-engine tankers. The state planes would supplement the fleet managed by federal firefighting agencies. State and federal agencies brief the governor on the fire season outlook every spring.