Press Releases

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022

    Continuing to Improve Public Safety & 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 Administration’s ongoing work to make Colorado one of the ten safest states in the nation over the next five years. 
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022

    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 to October 17, 2022 to receive their tax rebate of $750 for individuals and $1,500 for joint filers, in addition to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for eligible Coloradans.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022

    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 Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider their reformulated gasoline requirement for the Denver Metro/North Front Range, outlined alternatives and expressed his opposition to this proposal, and asserted pursuit of all legal strategies to avoid the requirement.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    Polis Administration Continues Making Significant Progress on Improving Colorado’s Infrastructure, Roads & Bridges  

    DENVER -  The Polis administration continues to make significant progress on improving Colorado’s infrastructure, roads, and bridges. This afternoon, Governor Polis and Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew, and local officials will mark the construction to replace the aging Interstate 70 bridge over Harlan Street. The project is part of a larger effort of bridge replacements and repairs in the Denver region and state through the Colorado Department of Transportation’s 10-Year Plan - the plan prioritizes delivering the most critical projects in the state.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022

    Polis Administration Announces Increase in Minimum Wage, Continuing to Support Hardworking Coloradans

    DENVER —  Today, Governor Polis and the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (DLSS) announced an increase to Colorado’s minimum wage, which is currently $12.56 per hour for 2022, and will increase to $13.65 per hour in 2023, an 8.68% increase. Annually adjusting the minimum wage for inflation is a voter-approved mandate in the Colorado Constitution. The new minimum wage will take effect on January 1, 2023. 
  • Friday, September 9, 2022

    Governor Polis Announces Colorado as The Recipient of New Federal Infrastructure Funding

    DENVER — Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Colorado as the recipient of a $100,000,000 Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects grant program (INFRA) award. This federal program offers competitive grant opportunities for projects that improve safety, increase efficiency, and offer an opportunity to generate economic growth. The Funding will go towards I-70’s Floyd Hill Project which will expand reliability and safety and improve aspects of Colorado’s I-70’s Mountain Corridor. 
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    Gov. Polis Receives Safe & Effective Omicron Vaccine at Mobile Vaccine Clinic

    DENVER - Today, Governor Polis visited the new community vaccination site at Ball Arena to receive a dose of the doctor-approved omicron vaccine to protect himself, his loved ones, and community against this COVID-19 variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially approved Pfizer and Moderna’s updated COVID-19 omicron doses to protect from both the original COVID-19 virus and the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.