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Colorado Governor Jared Polis

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Governor Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, and public servant. He started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he’d launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

Following these business success, Governor Polis committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. He co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.

In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, much of Governor Polis’ adult life has been focused on improving public education. He served six years on the State Board of Education, where he worked to raise pay for teachers and reduce class size for students. He also founded several public charter schools for at-risk youth, and served as superintendent of one of them, the New America School, which helps immigrants earn their high school diploma.

Most recently, Governor Polis served as the U.S. representative for Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which stretches from Larimer County and the Wyoming border, to the Central Mountains at the heart of Colorado’s tourism economy, to Boulder and the U.S. 36 high-tech corridor. During his time in Congress, the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Governor Polis the most effective member of Colorado’s House delegation due to his success working across the aisle to improve Colorado’s schools, protect public lands, and support startups and small businesses.

Governor Polis is a Colorado native, born in 1975. He, his partner Marlon, and their two children are all avid Rockies fans.

Recent News

Polis Administration Continues to Support Small Businesses in Colorado: OEDIT Awards 56 Access to Capital Grants

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis and the Business Support division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that 56 grants have been awarded to small businesses in Colorado through the Small…

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Gov. Polis Appoints Moses 'Andre' Stancil as Department of Corrections Executive Director

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis appointed Moses ‘Andre’ Stancil as executive director of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Stancil has been serving as interim executive director for DOC since December 2022. “Andre has been a…

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Saving People Money: Polis Administration Announces Property Tax, Rent, Heat Rebate Relief for Coloradans

DENVER - Today, the Polis-Primavera administration announced that the Property Tax, Rent, Heat (PTC) Rebate is now available to Colorado residents based on income, including people with disabilities and older adults, to help with their property…

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Governor Polis Statement on Six-State Consensus on Colorado River Conservation

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released a statement today following the announcement that six states of the Colorado River reached consensus on criteria for the US Bureau of Reclamation to consider to manage Lake Powell and Lake Mead. “I am…

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Gov. Polis Renews Executive Action Related to Fuel Supply

DENVER - Governor Polis renewed an Executive Order due to ongoing fuel supply chain risk, and activated the State Emergency Operations Plan. “I have contacted refineries and fuel transportation companies in other parts of the country to…

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Governor Polis Formalizes Action to Provide Temporary Regulatory Relief due to Suncor's Temporary Shutdown

DENVER — Governor Polis issued an Executive Order memorializing his December 31, 2022 verbal order declaring a disaster emergency due to fuel supply chain risk, activating the National Guard to assist with planning and logistics, and…

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Governor Polis Statement on the Release of Body-Camera Footage Surrounding the Death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee

DENVER - Colorado Governor Jared Polis released a statement following the release of body-camera footage surrounding the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. “Coloradans mourn with the Nichols family and the Memphis…

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Polis Administration Continues to Support Workforce Development in the Outdoor Recreation Industry: OREC Announces New Grant

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced a new grant program to support continued pandemic recovery among…

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Promoting Statewide Access to Venture Funding: State Renews Partnership with Greater Colorado Venture Fund to Support Rural Businesses

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Venture Capital Authority (VCA) and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that the VCA has renewed its partnership with Greater Colorado Venture Fund (GCVF) to expand…

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2023 Colorado Water Plan Will Inspire Action to Build Stronger Water Future

DENVER - Today, to meet Colorado’s most critical water challenges, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) unanimously approved the finalized 2023 Colorado Water Plan. First released in 2015, the Water Plan provides a comprehensive…

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Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of Tragic Shooting in Monterey Park, California

DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings and properties immediately until sunset on January 26, 2023, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the horrific tragedy in Monterey Park,…

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Colorado’s Unemployment Rate Declines Again As Polis Administration Continues to Save People Money And Bring Good-Paying Jobs to Coloradans

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that Colorado’s unemployment rate declined in December to 3.3%, below the national rate of 3.5%. Earlier this week, Governor Polis delivered…

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Continuing to Bring Good-Paying Jobs to Coloradans And Boost Colorado's Thriving Aerospace Industry: Polis Administration Announces Space Infrastructure Startup ThinkOrbital Chooses Colorado for Headquarters

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced that ThinkOrbital, a space infrastructure startup, has selected…

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Governor Polis Lays Out Bold Goals for Second Term, Challenging Us to Envision What We Want Colorado to Look Like At The End of His Term And When the State Turns 150

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis is looking forward in his 2023 State of the State Address to the Colorado General Assembly. Gov. Polis is laying out bold goals for his second term, challenging us to envision what we want Colorado to look like at the…

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What They're Saying About Governor Polis's State of the State Address

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis delivered his 2023 State of the State Address to the Colorado General Assembly, laying out bold goals for the second term, challenging us to envision what we want Colorado to look like at the end of his term and when…

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Creating Jobs and Affordable Housing: Polis Administration Announces Innovative Housing Incentive Program

DENVER – The Innovative Housing Incentive Program (IHIP), announced today by Governor Polis and the Business Funding & Incentives Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), introduces new…

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Governor Polis Formalizes Action Taken in Response to Extreme Winter Weather in December

DENVER — Governor Polis issued an Executive Order memorializing the December 20, 2022 verbal order declaring a disaster emergency due to extreme winter weather throughout the State of Colorado, deploying the National Guard to respond to and…

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Colorado Re-Introduces Three Retired License Plates to Benefit State’s Disability Funding Committee

DENVER - Today, the State of Colorado released three previously retired license plate backgrounds with proceeds from their sale benefiting the Colorado Disability Funding Committee, providing grants for disability application assistance and…

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Polis Administration Announces Bold Progress in Building Global Energy Business Park "Glo Park" in Colorado

Innovative Project Advances Polis Administration’s Nation-Leading Work in Renewable Energy & Continues to Bring Good-Paying Jobs to Coloradans, Boosting Colorado’s Economy, and Making Bold Progress Towards 100% Renewable Energy by…

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera Sworn-in for a Second Term

COLORADO — Today, Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera were sworn in for a second term following a sweeping electoral victory, marking the conclusion of a well-run 2022 Colorado election, the continuation of trusted, pragmatic…

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Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19

DENVER — Governor Polis issued an Executive Order amending and extending the current COVID-19 disaster declaration. The disaster declaration allows agencies to continue to access state and federal funding for recovery efforts, to rapidly…

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Polis Administration Announces Leading Life Sciences Company Chooses Town of Frederick for Expansion

FREDERICK – Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced today that Agilent, an American life sciences company, has selected…

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Bringing Universal Preschool to Colorado Kids: Polis Administration Announces Enrollment for Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado Opens January 17, Families Can Choose from Hundreds of High-Quality Providers 

More than 850 providers and growing have already signed up to offer preschool openings for fall 2023 DENVER – Today, the Polis administration announced the next step in implementing the Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado program, with…

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Update on Colorado's Efforts to Help Migrants Reach their Final Destination

DENVER - The State of Colorado has been assisting the city of Denver and partnering with nonprofits to help migrants fleeing violence and oppression reach their desired final destination. These actions have been conducted in a culturally competent…

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Six-Month Update on Polis Administration’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Roadmap Outlines Substantial Actions Taken to Meet Emissions Targets

DENVER - The Polis Administration released the biannual progress report on the Reduction Roadmap which summarizes key steps taken during the past six months to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air pollution. These actions included important…

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Governor Polis Appoints Anthony Nathaniel Baca to Sixth Judicial District Court 

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis appointed Anthony Nathaniel Baca to a vacancy on the 6th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the resignation of the Honorable Todd. P. Norvell and is effective January 14, 2023. Mr. Baca is a La Plata…

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Continuing to Save People Money: Polis Administration Announces Discounted $29 Keep Colorado Wild State Parks Pass Now Available to Coloradans

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Division of Motor Vehicles announced the $29 Keep Colorado Wild state parks pass is now available to save Coloradans money with their 2023 vehicle registrations, building upon the…

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Colorado Takes Action to Assist Migrants in Completing Their Journeys 

DENVER - The state of Colorado, in partnership with the City of Denver and local non-profits, has been working tirelessly to address the influx of migrants traveling to the state. About 70% of the migrants arriving in Denver don't have Colorado as a…

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Building Upon Bold Investments to Secure Today & Invest in Tomorrow: Gov. Polis Submits Balanced Supplemental Budget Request

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) submitted a package of requests for supplemental adjustments to the FY 2022-23 budget and amendments to the November 1, 2022 budget request for FY 2023-24 to the…

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Governor Polis Takes Action to Provide Temporary Regulatory Relief due to Suncor's Temporary Shutdown

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis verbally authorized the activation of the State Emergency Operations Plan to ensure that the state utilizes all necessary tools to provide temporary regulatory relief to reduce any potential fuel supply chain risk in…

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State Government Offices in Denver Area Will Open Late Today

DENVER - State of Colorado government offices in the Denver and surrounding suburban counties will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29th, due to extreme weather conditions. There will be a 2-hour delay in start times for state…

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Polis Administration Funding to Enhance Wildlife Mitigation Features in Highway Projects

CONIFER - The Polis administration announced new funding for wildlife mitigation projects across Colorado. Gov. Polis signed a new bipartisan law in Summit County this summer SB22-151, the Safe Passage for Colorado Wildlife and Motorists, that…

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Governor Polis Releases Statement Ahead of One-Year Anniversary of the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Winds Event

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis reflects ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Winds and stands in solidarity with those affected by this devastating event. The Polis administration along with local governments,…

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Gov. Polis Issues Proclamations to Declare the Vote for Voter-Approved Ballot Measures

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis issued eight proclamations, declaring the vote for voter-approved ballot measures passed in the 2022 election. The Governor has the constitutional responsibility to declare the vote after an election, and the ballot…

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Governor Polis Appoints Anthony N. Baca to La Plata County Court

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis appointed Anthony N. Baca to fill a vacancy on the La Plata County Court in the 6th Judicial District. The vacancy was created by the resignation of the Honorable Anne Woods and is effective immediately. Mr. Baca…

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Gov. Polis Visits Warming Centers And Shelters Supporting Coloradans And Migrants as State Continues to Take Bold Action to Keep People Safe 

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis visited warming centers and shelters providing critical support to people in Colorado during the extreme cold weather this week. The Polis administration acted swiftly and thoroughly to prepare for the extreme weather,…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis Guide - December 21, 2022

SHINY AND BRIGHT FOR THE HOLIDAYS Every year, the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is decorated for the holiday season by volunteers and members of my team. They select a theme for the thoughtfully designed decorations…

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Governor Polis Announces Clemency for 24 Individuals 

DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis announced that he has granted clemency to 24 individuals, including 4 commutations and 19 pardons. The Governor also granted one individual a commutation and a pardon. The Governor granted commutations to…

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Economic Forecast: Colorado's Economic Growth to Continue

DENVER - The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released its quarterly economic forecast today. “Colorado’s strong economy continues to outpace other states, with lower unemployment and more job growth here…

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Advancing Colorado's Semiconductor Industry: Polis Administration Secures Entegris for Colorado Springs Expansion

COLORADO SPRINGS – Today, Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced that Entegris, Inc., a global supplier of advanced…

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Provider Registration Open for Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado

In just over a week, over 250 providers have already signed up to offer more than 12,000 & growing preschool openings for Universal Preschool in Colorado DENVER — The Polis administration and the Colorado Department of Early Childhood…

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Gov. Polis Activates Colorado National Guard to Help Assist with Extreme Cold Weather

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis verbally authorized the activation of over 100 Colorado National Guard members to support extreme cold weather operations across Colorado as the state prepares to face extreme and record-low temperatures and wind.…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Announces Zivaro to Serve Space and Command Control Programs by Expanding in Colorado Springs

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis, Lt. Governor Primavera, and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced that Zivaro, an information technology…

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Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera Announce Majority of Senior Staff to Return as Second Term for Administration Begins

DENVER - This November, Coloradans overwhelmingly re-elected Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera to a second term and today the Governor announced that the majority of the gubernatorial senior staff will return as the…

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Colorado's Unemployment Rate Declines Under Polis Administration, Remains Below National Average

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that Colorado’s unemployment rate declined in November to 3.5%. Colorado’s unemployment rate remains below the national unemployment…

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Polis Administration's Outdoor Equity Grant Board Invests More Than $1.3 Million in Outdoor Experiences for Youth

DENVER – Today, the Polis administration, the Outdoor Equity Grant Board, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the recipients of over $1.3 million in Outdoor Equity Grants to break down barriers to the outdoors and increase access to…

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Governor Polis Applauds President Biden for Signing Respect for Marriage Act into Law

DENVER - Colorado Governor Jared Polis released a statement upon a White House signing ceremony where President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law. While serving as a member of Congress, Governor Polis sponsored this landmark…

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Annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report Released

DENVER - Today, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) released the ninth annual Talent Pipeline Report, which analyzes and explains labor market information, highlights talent development strategies, and provides data-informed…

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Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19, RSV, Influenza, and other Respiratory Illnesses

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order amending and extending the current COVID-19 disaster declaration that includes RSV, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses. The disaster declaration allows agencies to continue to…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Inga H. Causey to the Eagle County Court in the 5th Judicial District 

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Inga H. Causey to the Eagle County Court in the 5th Judicial District. The vacancy was created by the appointment of the Honorable Rachel J. Olguin-Fresquez to the 5th Judicial District Court and is…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Announces Behavioral Health Grant Opportunities and Toolkit to Help Communities Apply

BHA grant programs strengthen access to behavioral health services in local communities and prevent people with behavioral health needs from criminal justice system involvement DENVER- Today, the Polis-Primavera administration and Behavioral…

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Saving Coloradans Money on Broadband: Polis Administration Announces $171 Million Broadband Project Grant from U.S. Treasury Capital Projects Fund

Advance Colorado Broadband Grant Program will Deploy Funds from Capital Projects Fund (CPF) to Projects that Connect Coloradans to High-speed Internet DENVER - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved the Colorado Broadband…

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Polis Administration Announces $5 Million Federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning Grant Awarded to Colorado

Federal Grant Supports Polis Administration’s Bold Goal to Connect Over 99% of Coloradans with High-Speed, Reliable Internet in Next Five Years DENVER - Today, the Polis administration announced that the National Telecommunications…

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Governor Polis Secures Woman-Owned Communications Technology Firm for Expansion in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS – Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced today that Caliola, a 100% woman-owned communications technology…

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Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning at midnight on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until midnight on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day as directed by…

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Saving People Money on Healthcare: Polis-Primavera Administration Submits Canadian Drug Importation Plan to the FDA

DENVER - Today, the Polis-Primavera administration and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) submitted Colorado’s proposal to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to import prescription drugs from…

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Governor's Mansion Decorated Shiny and Bright for Holiday Season, Public Tours Available for Coloradans 

DENVER — The Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is decorated for the holiday season by Governor Polis’s staff and volunteers. The Governor’s team selects a theme for the thoughtfully designed decorations…

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Polis Administration Launches Innovative Grant Program to Connect Colorado Workers with New Opportunities  

DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced a new grant program: Opportunity Now Colorado. The grant program is designed to help communities across Colorado create and…

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Governor Polis Releases Statement on Senator Bob Rankin's Resignation

DENVER - Governor Polis released a statement on the resignation of State Senator Bob Rankin. “Senator Rankin’s commitment to bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility is a model for all of us, and his steady hand on the Joint Budget…

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Governor Polis and CPW Announce New Rivian Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available at CPW Parks

COLORADO SPRINGS – Today, Governor Polis and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced more than a dozen new Rivian Waypoints electric vehicle chargers are now available at CPW parks. This announcement is part of the Polis…

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Polis Administration Secures Asteroid Mining Company for Denver Expansion

DENVER – Today, the Polis Administration and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that space resources startup Karman+ has selected Denver for…

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Governor Polis Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform And Protection for Dreamers

DENVER — Colorado Governor Jared Polis sent a letter last week to Congressional leadership urging action to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in light of judicial threats to important protection for Colorado and…

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Improving Public Safety: Polis Administration Opens Grant Application to Help Law Enforcement Combat Illegal Opioids 

DENVER – Today, the Polis administration, through the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety, announced that law enforcement agencies can now apply for grant funding to help them…

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Governor Polis Applauds U.S. Senate's Approval of Respect for Marriage Act 

DENVER - Governor Polis applauded members of the U.S. Senate who helped pass the Respect for Marriage Act. “In Colorado, we will continue to protect and expand freedom. I am glad the majority of the U.S. Senate has acted to protect the…

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Gov. Polis Appoints Moses 'Andre' Stancil as Interim DOC Executive Director, Conducting Nation-Wide Search for New Director

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis appointed Moses ‘Andre’ Stancil as interim executive director of the Department of Corrections. Stancil currently serves as Deputy Executive Director, a role he has held since February 2022. Prior to his…

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State government offices in Fort Collins and Denver area will open late tomorrow

DENVER - State of Colorado government offices in Fort Collins, Denver, and surrounding suburban counties will open to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday due to extreme weather conditions. There will be a one-hour delay in scheduled start times for state…

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Resources Following Nov 20th’s Tragedy in Colorado Springs

On Nov 21st, each of us woke up to the horrific news of the attack at Club Q. This tragedy has left us all with heavy hearts, and it goes against who we are and our core values. Colorado is a place where everyone can be who they are, love who they…

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Polis Administration Announces Resources to Support Victims And Community Members Following Tragic Shooting in Colorado Springs

DENVER - Today, the Polis administration shared the below list of resources available to Coloradans in the aftermath of the senseless and horrific shooting in Colorado Springs on Sunday, November 20. Coloradans can also securely contribute to…

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Governor Jared Polis Releases Statement on Horrific Shooting in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Governor Jared Polis released a statement following a horrific shooting in Colorado Springs that occurred late last evening. “This is horrific, sickening, and devastating. My heart breaks for the family and…

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Governor Jared Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of Colorado Springs Shooting 

COLORADO SPRINGS - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise tomorrow morning until sunset on November 26, 2022, to honor and remember the victims of the horrific shooting at Club Q in…

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Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera Selected as National Mental Health Taskforce Co-Chair 

DENVER — Today, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera joined U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Martin Walsh to convene the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) National Task Force on Workforce Mental Health Policy. Lieutenant…

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Saving Health Care Workers Money: Colorado Health Care Professionals Returning to Work Could Qualify for Incentives

The Polis-Primavera Administration’s Roadmap to Moving Forward established a $10 million fund for health care worker re-engagement DENVER - Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is excited to announce a…

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Governor Polis Announces Schools Selected to Receive Governor's Bright Spot Award

DENVER- Today, Governor Polis announced a new special recognition for the 21 schools across the state that have demonstrated strong growth in student achievement since 2019. The selected schools have demonstrated excellence and the ability to…

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Under Polis Administration, Colorado's Labor Force Continues to Grow And Unemployment Rate Remains Below National Average

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that Colorado’s unemployment rate of 3.6% remains below the national unemployment rate. Colorado’s strong labor market added over…

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Gov. Polis Tests Positive for COVID, Is Asymptomatic And Will Continue Duties as Governor while Working from Home

BOULDER - Governor Polis tested positive for COVID-19 this morning and he has been testing regularly due to a known exposure. The Governor is fully vaccinated, is asymptomatic, and will be working from home with his full schedule until he is no…

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Governor Polis Salutes Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Historic Leadership And Service to the United States

DENVER - Governor Polis applauded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her historic service to the United States upon reports that Speaker Pelosi will not seek another leadership term in Congress. “Speaker Pelosi is a true American stateswoman with…

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Gov. Polis Announces Updates to Senior Staff and Cabinet 

DENVER - Governor Polis announced cabinet and senior staff updates today. Eve Lieberman, the Governor's Chief Policy Advisor and Legislative Counsel, will assume the role of Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and…

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Governor Polis Signs Partnership Agreement with Colorado WINS

DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis and Colorado WINS (COWINS) signed an update to articles of the existing Partnership Agreement between Colorado WINS and the State. The updated agreement boosts the state’s ability to recruit and retain…

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Polis Administration Announces UK-Based Indoor Farming Technology Company Chooses Loveland, Colorado for North American Headquarters

DENVER – Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced today that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scotland-based agricultural…

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Governor Polis Announces 2022 Governor's Citizenship Medal Recipients

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis and CiviCo, a nonprofit that cultivates civic-minded leaders, announced the recipients of the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals. Each year, the Governor awards the Citizenship Medals to citizens and…

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Governor Polis Presents Balanced FY-2023-2024 with Record Reserves to The Joint Budget Committee

Gov. Polis Budget Calls for Investments in Per Pupil Funding, Public Safety, Protecting Air, Land and Water, and Efforts to Save People Money DENVER - Today, Governor Polis, joined by Director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting Lauren…

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Governor Polis Announces Chief of Staff Transition

DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis announced updates to his senior staff. Governor Polis announced today that after serving for over fifteen years alongside Governor Polis as his top staffer, his long-time Chief of Staff Lisa Kaufmann will be…

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Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19, RSV, Influenza and other Respiratory Illnesses

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order amending and extending the current COVID-19 disaster declaration to include RSV, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses. The disaster declaration allows agencies to continue to…

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Governor Polis Congratulates New Legislative Leadership

DENVER - Tonight, Governor Jared Polis congratulated new legislative leadership who were elected by their respective caucuses at the state capitol. “Congratulations to the new members of legislative leadership. We have worked closely with…

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Governor Polis Appoints Don Wilson to Represent House District 19

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order appointing Don Wilson to represent House District 19 following the resignation of former Rep. Tim Geitner. This appointment is effective immediately and will continue until January when the…

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Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Life of Minority Leader Hugh McKean

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings and properties tomorrow to honor the life of Minority Leader Hugh McKean. The flags will remain lowered from sunrise to sunset tomorrow for his memorial…

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Gov. Polis Releases Balanced Budget Proposal with Record Reserves And Prudent Investments

DENVER – Today, as required by statute, Governor Jared Polis released his balanced budget proposal for FY 2023-24, concurrently submitting his budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly. The Governor’s…

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Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Passing of Minority Leader Hugh McKean

DENVER - Governor Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Minority Leader Hugh McKean’s passing. Gov. Polis ordered flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on the day of his memorial service. Once that date is public, a…

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Governor Polis Statement on the Passing of Minority Leader Hugh McKean

“I am devastated to hear of Minority Leader Hugh McKean’s sudden passing. A family man and a true public servant, Minority Leader McKean had a knack for making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. Minority…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Matthew R. Zehe to the Larimer County Court in the 8th Judicial District

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Matthew R. Zehe to fill a vacancy on the Larimer County Court in the Eighth Judicial District. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Mary Joan Berenato and is effective immediately.…

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Gov. Polis Announces Fishers Peak State Park to Expand Trail System with 11 New Miles for Outdoor Recreation

Gov. Polis Announced New State Park in 2019, Opened Park in 2020; Continues Delivering on Commitment to Expand Access to Public Lands & Save People Money on Park Passes TRINIDAD – Today, Governor Polis, state and local officials…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Rachel J. Olguin-Fresquez to the 5th Judicial District Court and Jeremy L. Chaffin to the 21st Judicial District Court

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Rachel J. Olguin-Fresquez to fill a vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Russell H. Granger and will be effective November 1, 2022. The…

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Governor Polis and Colorado Tourism Office Award Historic Tourism Recovery Grants to Local Communities

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced the seven recipients of the Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant funding. The…

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Governor Polis Takes Action on Avian Flu

DENVER - Gov. Polis issued an Executive Order extending the declaration of state of disaster emergency due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado, enabling State agencies to continue to properly coordinate for mitigation of…

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During School Safety Month Governor Polis Addresses Safe School Summit

THORNTON — Today, Governor Polis joined the Colorado School Safety Resource Center within the Colorado Department of Public Safety at the annual Safe School Summit to discuss strategies to make schools safer. The summit brings together…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Michael P. Halpin to the Custer County Court in the 11th Judicial District

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis appointed Michael P. Halpin to the Custer County Court in the 11th Judicial District. The vacancy was created by the appointment of the Honorable Amanda Hunter to the District Court and is effective…

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Colonel Matthew C. Packard of Colorado State Patrol Named General Chair for the IACP Division of State and Provincial Police

DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado State Patrol are proud to announce that Colonel Matthew C. Packard has been sworn-in to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Executive Board, in the role of State & Provincial…

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Gov. Polis Joined by U.S. Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper and U.S. Rep. Neguse to Announce the Launch of $700 million I-70 Floyd Hill Project in Clear Creek County

FLOYD HILL - Today, Governor Polis, members of Colorado’s congressional delegation who represent the area, state legislators, local officials and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the groundbreaking of the I-70 Floyd…

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Continuing to Invest in K-12 Education: Gov. Polis Announces RISE Turnaround Grant Recipients

Nine Colorado Schools Receive Transformative Support as Part of Polis Administration’s Work to Ensure High-Quality Education for All Colorado Students DENVER - Today, Governor Polis announced the nine Colorado schools, districts, and…

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Polis Administration Applauds Bureau of Reclamation Direction of Federal Funding to Advance Arkansas Valley Conduit Construction

PUEBLO - The Polis administration applauded an announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation that it will direct $60 million in federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) towards advancing the construction of the Arkansas…

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Growing Employee Ownership in Colorado: Polis Administration Announces 5 New Employee-Owned Companies

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Employee Ownership Office, housed within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced 5 businesses that have converted to employee ownership with assistance from the…

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Governor Polis Announces CPW's Discovery of Greenback Cutthroat Naturally Reproducing in Ancestral Waters of their Native South Platte Drainage

DENVER – After more than a decade of intensive efforts to rescue the greenback cutthroat trout from the brink of extinction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday it has discovered that the state fish is naturally reproducing in Herman…

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Serve Colorado Executive Director John Kelly Receives National Honor from America's Service Commissions

DENVER — John Kelly of Serve Colorado was named the 2022 Outstanding Commission Executive Director Award recipient at the virtual awards ceremony hosted by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) on September 22. The awards program is held…

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Governor Polis to Receive Mizel Institute 2023 Community Enrichment Award

DENVER — Governor Jared Polis will receive the prestigious Community Enrichment Award at the Mizel Institute Annual Event on June 1, 2023. “Governor Jared Polis has skillfully navigated Colorado through the challenges of the past few…

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Economic Forecast: Colorado's Economic Growth to Continue

DENVER - The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released its quarterly economic forecast today. “Colorado’s economy is strong and will continue to grow in the months ahead. Our administration is saving…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Katharine E. Lum and Karl L. Schock to the Colorado Court of Appeals

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Katharine E. Lum and Karl L. Schock to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Ms. Lum will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Michael H. Berger. The vacancy is effective October 29, 2022.…

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Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order to amend and extend the COVID-19 disaster declaration, which allows agencies to continue to access State and federal funding for rapid response to changes in the public health…

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Saving People Money: Polis Administration Offers Additional Free Tax Clinics for Coloradans

DENVER - This Saturday, September 17, 2022, Coloradans can visit one of many free tax clinics across the state to receive help filing taxes as the Polis administration continues to provide money savings for Coloradans. Coloradans can file taxes up…

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Continuing to Improve Public Safety And Make Colorado Communities Safer, Gov. Polis Sends Letter to Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis sent a letter to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice urging sentencing reforms to promote public safety, reduce crime, and make Colorado communities safer as a part of the Polis…

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Governor Polis Fighting for Clean Air and to Save People Money, Opposes Reformulated Gas Requirement

DENVER - In an effort to protect the air Coloradans breathe, save drivers and people money, and avoid rolling back progress made on clean air and climate change initiatives enacted by his administration, Governor Polis urged the Environmental…

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Gov. Polis and Mayor Hancock Welcome Fmr. CIA Director John Brennan and Ambassador John Bolton, Address America’s Future Role in Global Security at 9/11 Tribute and Forum

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and Mayor Michael B. Hancock, in partnership with The Denver Post, the University of Denver and the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), will host Colorado Remembers 9/11 to commemorate the 21st anniversary…

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Celebrating Hardworking Coloradans & Supporting Colorado’s Disability Funding Committee: Polis-Primavera Administration Announces Personalized Occupation License Plate Auction this Labor Day

DENVER — In celebration of Labor Day and the hard work of Colorado’s strong workforce, the Polis-Primavera Administration announced today an auction for the rights to 40 occupation-themed official state license plate configurations.…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Support of Artemis I Mission to the Moon

Space exploration mission launches as Colorado continues to serve as the epicenter of aerospace under the Polis-Primavera Administration DENVER - Today, Governor Polis and Lieutenant Governor Primavera issued the following statements in support…

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Governor Jared Polis Celebrates Labor Day and Thanks the Strong Colorado Workforce

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis marked Labor Day by thanking Colorado's workforce and encouraging Coloradans to celebrate safely. “As we safely celebrate Labor Day, I want to thank Colorado’s workers for all they contribute to…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Tamara M. Sullivan to the Costilla County Court in the 12th Judicial District

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Tamara M. Sullivan to the Costilla County Court in the 12th Judicial District. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Kimberly L. Wood and is effective January 10, 2023. Ms.…

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Polis Administration: Colorado Startup Loan Fund Introduces New Financing Options to Help Small Businesses Grow

DENVER — The Colorado Startup Loan Fund, announced today by the Polis Administration and the Business Funding & Incentives Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), introduces new financing…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints William Y. Furse to the 22nd Judicial District Court

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed William Y. Furse to the 22nd Judicial District Court. Mr. Furse is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Douglas S. Walker, which is effective January 10, 2023. Mr. Furse is a…

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Governor’s Plate Winners Named at the Colorado State Fair

Pueblo, Colo. — Nine food trucks competed for culinary honors during the second annual Governor’s Plate competition today at the Colorado State Fair. Anne's À La Mode was crowned the Governor’s Plate winner in the…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis Guide - August 19, 2022

SAVING COLORADANS MONEY, SUPPORTING COLORADO BUSINESSES Some of my top priorities are saving Coloradans money and supporting Colorado businesses. This year, I signed HB22-1001 to make it only one dollar to start a business in Colorado. I am…

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Continuing to Save People Money, Gov. Polis Announces Free Tax Clinics for Coloradans

Free tax clinics provide support for Coloradans to file their tax returns by October 17 deadline to receive tax rebates of $750 for individuals and $1500 for joint filers DENVER - Today, Gov. Polis announced the launch of six free tax clinics…

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Governor Polis Encourages Parents and Guardians to Take the First Step and Invest in Their Kid’s Higher Education Savings

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis, the Department of Higher Education, and CollegeInvest leaders highlighted CollegeInvest’s 529 educational savings programs. These transformational programs offer the opportunity for parents and guardians to…

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Polis Administration Secures $100M+ Funding to Create and Retain 11,000 Jobs through the State Small Business Credit Initiative Grant

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper, and State Treasurer Dave Young announced that the U.S. Treasury Department has awarded the State of…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Continues to Save People Money: Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera Joins FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to Discuss Opportunities for Coloradans to Save Money on Internet

More than 600,000 Colorado households still eligible to save money on their monthly internet bills DENVER - Today, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera joined Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Colorado Attorney…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Announces Prescription Drug Importation Partners

Partnerships mark a significant milestone towards implementing Colorado’s Canadian Drug Importation Program DENVER - Today, the Polis-Primavera administration and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department)…

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More than Half of Colorado Cash Back Checks Cashed as Polis Administration Continues to Put Money Back into the Pockets of Hardworking Coloradans

1.5 million checks for individuals and 900,000 checks for joint filers mailed to Coloradans to provide immediate relief, more than 1.49 million tax rebate checks have been cashed to date DENVER - Today, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department…

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Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order to extend the COVID-19 disaster declaration, which allows agencies’ to continue to access State and federal funding for rapid response to changes in the public health environment…

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Gov. Polis Announces Applications for RISE Turnaround Grant Now Available for Colorado Schools

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis announced that the final round of applications for the Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Fund are now available for schools. This round is specifically targeted towards serving students attending schools…

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Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Peery

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide for Monday, August 15, 2022 to honor the life of Deputy Andrew Peery, a decorated and dedicated member of the El Paso County…

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Polis, Bennet, Hickenlooper Welcome Nearly $46 Million for Colorado Transportation Projects

Funding Comes From the Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant Program, Created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado Governor…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Jenny L. Lopez Filkins to Larimer County Court and Tarryn L. Johnson to the 15th Judicial District Court

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Jenny L. Lopez Filkins to the Larimer County Court in the 8th Judicial District. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Mary Joan Berenato and is effective September 16, 2022. Ms.…

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Reducing Pollution, Saving Schools Money & Keeping Children Healthy: Gov. Polis, EPA Highlight Money Saving, Clean School Bus Grant Program

Gov. Polis Speaks with Rural School Superintendents on Money Saving Benefits of Electric School Busses AURORA - This morning, Governor Polis joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, EPA Regional…

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New Laws to Cut Taxes for Child Care Centers and Workers, Seniors & Consumers Signed by Governor Polis & Passed By Legislature to Take Effect August 10, Certain Savings Kick in Immediately and Others Begin in Early 2023

DENVER - New laws signed by Governor Polis and passed by the Colorado legislature will take effect on August 10th including new laws to cut taxes for child care centers, early childhood educators, and seniors. Certain savings will kick in…

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Over 10,000 New Colorado Businesses Filed Following New Law Signed by Gov. Polis & Passed by Legislature to Save Coloradans Money When Starting a Business

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and state legislators joined Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners to announce that over 10,000 new Colorado businesses (LLCs) have been filed since July 1, when a…

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Diapers and Feminine Hygiene Products No Longer Taxed in Colorado

DENVER - A new landmark bipartisan law signed by Gov. Polis to save people money will end the state sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers. This law was championed by Representatives Susan Lontine and Leslie Herod and Senators…

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Polis Administration Announces New Steps & Resources to Combat Monkeypox in Colorado, Applauds Federal Monkeypox Public Health Emergency Declaration to Help Ensure More Resources are Available to States

DENVER - The Polis administration announced additional steps to combat monkeypox, including additional vaccine clinics, while applauding the federal expansion and acceleration of the manufacture and distribution of monkeypox vaccine, as well as the…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Joshua T. Nowak and Lara M. Jimenez to the Adams County Court in the 17th Judicial District

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Joshua T. Nowak and Lara M. Jimenez to the Adams County Court in the 17th Judicial District. The vacancies are created by the resignation of the Honorable Cindy Dang and the retirement of the Honorable…

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Gov. Polis Statement on Line of Duty Death of El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis released the following statement upon reports that El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Peery was shot and killed in the line of duty. “My thoughts and condolences are with the family and…

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Governor Polis’s Budget Director Lauren Larson Elected as National Association of State Budget Officers President

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis congratulated Lauren Larson, Director of the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), who has been elected president of the non-partisan National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). NASBO is…

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Polis-Primavera Administration Announces Colorado Day Themed License Plate Auction to Support the Disability Community

DENVER - The Polis-Primavera administration today announced a Colorado Day themed license plate auction to support Colorado’s disability community. Proceeds from the auction go to the Colorado Disability Funding Committee, continuing the…

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Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor the Passing of Indiana Representative Jackie Walorski

DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until midnight August 4, 2022, in honor of the passing of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski from Indiana, as directed by President Biden.…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Kelley R. Southerland to the 17th Judicial District Court

Governor Jared Polis Appoints Kelley R. Southerland to the 17th Judicial District Court DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Kelley R. Southerland to fill the vacancy on the 17th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the…

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Providing Immediate Relief: Governor Polis, State Leaders Announce Millions of Colorado Cash Back Checks Will be in the Hands of Coloradans In the Coming Weeks

Gov. Polis, in partnership with the legislature, took action to provide immediate relief to Coloradans, providing tax rebates nearly a year sooner than they would have otherwise arrived DENVER - Today, Governor Polis, Lieutenant Governor…

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Polis Administration Announces Recipients of Outdoor Regional Partnerships Grant to Help Drive Outdoor Recreation and Economy

Polis Administration Announces Recipients of Outdoor Regional Partnerships Grant to Help Drive Outdoor Recreation and Economy DENVER - Today, Governor Polis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced the…

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Polis Administration Now Accepting Applications for Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Grants

Polis Administration Now Accepting Applications for Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Grants LAKEWOOD – This year, Governor Jared Polis signed a comprehensive public safety plan into law. Key components of the Governor’s…

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Colorado Launches Program Offering Free Public Transit Throughout August Under New Law Signed by Governor Polis

Colorado Launches Program Offering Free Public Transit Throughout August Under New Law Signed by Governor Polis DENVER - Governor Jared Polis signed a new bipartisan law to provide free transit fares across the state and thanks to this new law,…

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Governor Polis, Lt. Governor Primavera Celebrate Colorado Day, Highlight Work of Nation Leading Colorado Climate Corps At Wildfire Mitigation Site in Southern Colorado

Governor Polis, Lt. Governor Primavera Celebrate Colorado Day, Highlight Work of Nation Leading Colorado Climate Corps At Wildfire Mitigation Site in Southern Colorado GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS - Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera are…

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Gov. Polis Encourages Coloradans to Safely Celebrate Colorado Day Monday, August 1

DENVER - Governor Polis is encouraging Coloradans to safely celebrate the 146th annual Colorado Day this Monday, August 1. Colorado Day is celebrated on August 1st, the day Colorado joined the union and officially became a state in 1876. The…

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Governor Polis to Serve as Chair of Bipartisan Western Governors Association

DENVER - Colorado Governor Jared Polis will serve as the Chair of the bipartisan Western Governors Association (WGA) after previously being elected as the Vice-Chair. “I am honored to serve as Chair of the Western Governors Association and…

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Governor Jared Polis Appoints Pierce L. Fowler to the 3rd Judicial District Court

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis appointed Pierce L. Fowler to the 3rd Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Leslie J. Gerbracht and is effective January 10, 2023. Mr. Fowler has been the owner of…

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Gov. Polis Announces Panel Members to Review the 12th Judicial District District Attorney Applications

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis announced the panel that will review applications and recommend finalists to the Governor for the appointment as District Attorney to the 12th Judicial District. Panel members include: -Governor Bill Ritter - former…

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Gov. Polis, as Chair of the Bipartisan Western Governors Association, Outlines Geothermal Opportunities for Colorado & West

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis announced Heat Beneath Our Feet (HBOF) as his 2023 Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Chair initiative at the Western Governors’ Association meeting. HBOF is a bold initiative that will jump-start the…

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Continuing to Prepare for, Prevent, & Respond to Wildfires: Governor Polis Encourages Coloradans to Take Everyday Steps to Save Money and Improve Wildfire Preparedness

DENVER - As the Polis Administration continues to prepare for, prevent, and respond to wildfires, Governor Polis encourages Coloradans to take everyday steps to reduce the risk of wildfire spreading in and around homes, actions that save people…

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Continuing to Build a Colorado for All, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera Proclaims July Disability Pride Month

COLORADO SPRINGS - Today Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera formally proclaimed July as Disability Pride month in a visit to the Independence Center, a disability-focused nonprofit in Colorado Springs. Governor Polis is attending the bipartisan…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Protecting Freedoms of All Coloradans

PROTECTING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, AND PRIVACY OF COLORADANS Earlier this week I signed an Executive Order protecting the reproductive rights, freedoms, and privacy of Coloradans in the wake of the scary Supreme Court decision that…

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Don't Miss Out - $750 Rebate For You!

Every Colorado taxpayer will receive a tax rebate of $750 for individuals and $1,500 for joint filers this summer. You will automatically get your refund in the mail this summer if you’ve already filed your 2021 taxes, as over 90% of our…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Wrapping up the Bill Signing Tour

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 24 On June 8th, marked the end of the 2022 Bill Signing Tour. I signed bills on June 8th, in Wiggins, met with local officials in Fort Morgan, and signed bills in Denver to save people money on healthcare, bolster…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Building a Colorado for All

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 23 Yesterday I signed legislation to help Coloradans hold on to more of their hard-earned money, ensure all Coloradans can thrive in safe and healthy communities, and support cutting-edge technology to drive innovation…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Making Colorado Communities Safer and Healthier

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 18 On June 2nd, I signed bills into law to protect the air we breathe, elevate Colorado’s wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities, and enhance the Colorado way of life. The transformative package…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Protecting Our Environment, Supporting the Colorado Workforce and Economy

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 19 I signed bills into law on June 3rd, to help prepare for and respond to wildfires, protect Colorado’s environment, support Colorado’s workforce and continue to grow Colorado’s thriving economy. …

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Saving Coloradans Money, Improving Public Health and Safety

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 17 On June 1st, I signed bills into law to reduce daycare costs by exempting childcare from property taxes, save money on housing, strengthen backcountry search and rescue capacity, provide tax relief to health care…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Reducing Homelessness, Expanding Access to Behavioral Health Services, Improving Our Criminal Justice System

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 16 On May 31st, I signed key legislative investments to reduce homelessness, along with other bipartisan bills. This legislative session I partnered with legislators to expand access to behavioral and mental health…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Supporting Veterans, Pollinators, Dark Sky Communities and Allowing Collective Bargaining for County Workers

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 12 On May 30th, we celebrate our heroes in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. On behalf of Colorado, I express our profound gratitude to all those who serve, and the friends and family members of…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Supporting Coloradans

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 10 On May 25th, I signed bipartisan legislation to make Colorado safer, strengthen the Colorado workforce, and create transformational change in the behavioral health system and comprehensive and bipartisan legislation…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Improving Our Schools, Strengthening Colorado’s Native American and Alaskan Communities

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 9 On Tuesday, I visited Durango to sign legislation to prepare Colorado students for success, invest in Colorado roads, and to strengthen Colorado’s Native American and Alaskan community. PREPARING COLORADO…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Providing Immediate Relief

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 8 Yesterday in Denver, I joined bill sponsors and community leaders to sign major legislation to help hardworking Coloradans keep more of their hard earned dollars. I also visited Pueblo, Alamosa, and Center to sign…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Supporting Rural Communities

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 5 On May 20th, in Grand Junction, I signed legislation to reduce housing costs, improve the criminal justice system, support Colorado Agriculture, and joined Colorado Mesa University, President John Marshall, Board Chair…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Making Colorado Communities Safer

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 4 Yesterday I took bold action to improve public safety by signing legislation in Aurora, Montbello, Wheat Ridge, and Standley Lake to propel Colorado forward towards becoming one of the ten safest states in the country.…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Protecting Colorado’s Economy and Health

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 3 Yesterday, I signed new laws to act on lessons learned, honor the sacrifices that all Coloradans made to protect hospital capacity, and ensure healthcare readiness for Colorado. I am proud we are making health…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Providing Coloradans Real Relief

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 2 On May 17th, I signed legislation in Greeley, Fort Collins, and Boulder to expand access to affordable housing and provide real relief for Coloradans seeking behavioral health services. The new laws will save…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis News - Saving People and Businesses Money

BILL SIGNING TOUR - DAY 1 Today, in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Centennial, I joined bill sponsors and business leaders to sign legislation bringing historic savings to Coloradans by providing property tax relief for homeowners and business…

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Landmark Legislative Session Wrap-Up - May 13, 2022

“We’ve worked in partnership with the legislature to save Coloradans money on everyday items, providing free universal preschool to transformative property tax relief for homeowners and businesses, making it free to start a business,…

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Let's Celebrate Colorado!

Celebrate Colorado weekend will be a lot of fun, after all we have been through. I am proud to invite Colorado communities, families, friends, and neighbors to help showcase the best our great state has to offer over three days of free and…

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis Guide for March 15, 2022

STATE'S TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRESS DELIVERING NEW DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL TO COLORADO KIDS & SAVING FAMILIES MONEY Legislation introduced today will elevate and streamline early childhood programs and implement…

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Office of Governor Jared Polis Guide - February 12, 2022

You cannot have a thorough understanding of American history unless you have an understanding of how the Black experience has impacted our country. History Colorado is dedicated to sharing a holistic view of historic events that include the…

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