Press Releases

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    College Kickstarter Accounts to Begin on 1/1/2020

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis, and CollegeInvest announced the launch of First Step, a new program that gives every child born or adopted in the State of Colorado, beginning on January 1, 2020, a $100 contribution to their CollegeInvest 529 college savings account. The program will be funded and administered by CollegeInvest without the expense of taxpayer dollars and is the result of a bipartisan bill (HB19-1280) Governor Polis signed into law this year.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Feds Release Rulemaking on Prescription Drug Importation

    DENVER - The federal government released a proposed rule today which would permit states to import prescription drugs from Canada. States have been unable to import prescription drugs because the federal government had not established a framework for them to do so. With this proposed rule, Colorado and other states may finally be able to move forward on importation.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Applications double during second Colorado Free Application Day

    DENVER —Colorado students submitted nearly 44,500 college and university admissions applications during the second Colorado Free Application Day on Oct. 15, 2019, doubling participation from last year’s effort and saving almost $2 million in waived fees.
  • Monday, December 16, 2019

    Gov. Polis Signs Greening Government Executive Order

    DENVER - Gov. Polis today signed an executive order focused on the state’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making government operations more energy efficient and sustainable. This executive order builds on the State’s prior greening government efforts, and establishes new goals and directives for all state agencies and departments that will save taxpayer money and reduce the impact of State operations on the environment and public health. The Governor was joined by First Gentleman Marlon Reis, Kara Veitch, Executive Director of the Dept. of Personnel & Administration, Shoshanna Lew, Executive Director of the Dept. of Transportation, Rep. Lisa Cutter, (D-Evergreen), and members of the Greening Government Leadership Council.