Press Releases

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, HCPF Release New Report on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs in Colorado

    DENVER – Today, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing released a comprehensive report outlining the primary drivers of prescription drug costs in Colorado. Prescription drug costs are the fastest-growing consumer health care expense. The burden of high prescription drug costs is such that people are foregoing their medications because they can’t afford them. Left uninterrupted, the prescription drug cost trends will continue on an unsustainable, upward trajectory.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Gov. Polis & CDHS Launch SEE ME Campaign to Battle Stigma of Behavioral Health Conditions

    DENVER- Gov. Jared Polis joined Michelle Barnes, executive director at the Department of Human Services, to launch the new SEE ME campaign, to address the stigma associated with getting mental health or substance use disorder support. The campaign is designed to complement the work of the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) and provide an opportunity for all Coloradans to take action in support of behavioral health system reform.
  • Monday, December 2, 2019

    Gov. Polis Appoints New Court of Appeals Judges

    DENVER — Gov. Polis today announced the appointments of David H. Yun, Sueanna P. Johnson, and Christina F. Gomez to the Colorado Court of Appeals. These vacancies are occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne, Honorable Daniel M. Taubman, and Honorable John R. Webb.
  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    State government offices closures and delays for Nov. 26

    DENVER — State of Colorado government offices in Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, and surrounding suburban counties will be closed on Tuesday, November 26 due to extreme weather conditions. State offices in Colorado Springs will open to the public at 10 a.m., and there will be a two-hour delay in scheduled start times for state employees there to arrive to work safely.
  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    State government offices in Denver area will open late tomorrow

    DENVER — State of Colorado government offices in Denver and surrounding suburban counties will open to the public at 10 a.m. due to extreme weather conditions. There will be a two-hour delay in scheduled start times for state employees to arrive to work safely.
  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    Colorado Receives Rural Broadband Grant

    DENVER — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a grant award of $2.7M to Emery Telecommunications & Video, Inc. (Emery Telecom) today, expanding western Colorado’s rural broadband access to an additional 494 homes, farms, businesses and community anchor institutions located in the town of Dove Creek and Dolores County. This weekend in Montrose, Governor Polis released the administration’s Rural Economic Blueprint, which outlines ways the administration will continue building a Colorado that works for everyone, especially those outside of the Front Range. Governor Jared Polis is committed to modernizing Colorado’s broadband infrastructure to expand internet access across the state and help rural communities overcome economic challenges.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2019

    Gov. Polis Releases Rural Economic Blueprint

    MONTROSE - Today Gov. Polis released the Rural Economic Blueprint, which outlines ways the administration will continue building a Colorado that works for everyone, especially those outside of the Front Range. This Blueprint will address concerns and challenges in rural communities by leveraging existing assets, building on innovative programs, and increasing efforts to ensure that all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive.