Press Releases

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Governor Polis Statement on Medal of Honor Museum

    DENVER - Following a vote of the Regional Transportation District board in support of the Medal of Honor Museum, Gov. Jared Polis released the following statement: “Colorado is home to a proud military history, numerous active duty military members and veterans. We are one of the top tourist destinations in the country because of our outdoor activities and unique way of life. Coloradans would be thrilled to have the Medal of Honor Museum located in the capital complex which is accessible, prestigious, and perfectly located near the heart of Denver’s thriving art and cultural scene. I’m glad the RTD board heard our bipartisan calls to celebrate our nation’s heroes and made the right choice for our state.”
  • Friday, September 20, 2019

    Colorado joins federal lawsuit to protect state’s clean car standards

    DENVER — Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced that Colorado has joined a multistate lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s unlawful regulation to preempt the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. These standards — authorized in 2013 by a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adopted by Colorado and 13 other states and the District of Columbia — are a key part of state efforts to protect public health and the environment. In the lawsuit, the coalition asserts that this Preemption Rule is unlawful and should be rescinded.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019

    September Forecast Shows Economic Growth Expected to Continue

    DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released the September forecast showing that economic expansion is expected to continue, but at a slower rate due to ongoing trade wars and a tight labor market. Colorado’s economy has strengthened in recent months with strong job growth and a falling unemployment rate but is expected to moderate over the forecast period.
  • Friday, September 13, 2019

    Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

    LAMAR - Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, Holly, and Springfield.
  • Friday, September 13, 2019

    Gov. Polis announces 2019 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals

    DENVER — Governor Jared Polis today announced the recipients of the 2019 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals (the Medal). The 2019 recipients will be inducted during a special evening with Governor Polis, former Governors, John Hickenlooper and Bill Owens, and CiviCO (formerly Quarterly Forum).
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Governor Polis Announces New State Park

    DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Great Outdoors Colorado, is coordinating to develop the new State Park.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Gov. Polis Statement on Failed Recall Efforts of State Senators

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement following reports that misguided recall efforts against state Senator Brittany Pettersen and state Senator Pete Lee failed: “Coloradans are tired of political games and I am pleased to see these sideshows have failed. Senator Pettersen and Senator Lee are dedicated public servants who work hard every single day for their constituents and their communities. They have served as thoughtful and strong partners in our administration’s efforts to address the opioid crisis and reform our broken criminal justice system. This announcement simply reiterates that Coloradans are not interested in divisive politics and distractions that take away from the pressing needs of our state like improving education, solving traffic problems and saving money on health care. Coloradans want real results and that is what I believe - regardless of political affiliation - we can continue to deliver, together.”