Press Releases

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Governor Polis Signs Executive Order to Increase Vaccination Rates in Colorado

    DENVER — Governor Jared Polis today signed an executive order to increase vaccination rates in Colorado. The Governor was joined by a bipartisan group of legislators and public health officials today as he signed the executive order at Colorado Children’s Hospital Uptown in Denver. 

    “What we’re proposing is a third way - expanding education and access to vaccines - which will lead to more kids being vaccinated while respecting the right of parents to make their own health care decisions,” said Governor Polis. 

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Gov. Polis appoints interim District Attorney for 14th Judicial District

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today announced the appointment of Matthew J. Karzen for the 14th Judicial district effective July 1, 2019. His appointment is occasioned by the resignation of Brett D. Barley, effective July 1, 2019.  

    Karzen most recently served as Chief Deputy/Assistant District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District. He is a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Denver, College of Law. 

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Gov. Polis Statement on Notice of Reinsurance Waiver for Colorado

    DENVER — On Wednesday, June 5, the Division of Insurance, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, received notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that Colorado’s application for a 1332 waiver to establish a reinsurance program has undergone a preliminary review and was determined to be complete. Gov. Jared Polis applauded the decision and issued the following statement:

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Gov. Polis appoints interim District Attorney in 11th Judicial District

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today announced the appointment of Kaitlin Brianne Turner of Cañon City as the interim District Attorney in the 11th Judicial District. Her appointment is occasioned by the resignation of Molly Chilson, and is effective Saturday, June 8, 2019. 

  • Friday, May 31, 2019

    Gov. Polis appoints new district court judges in the 17th Judicial District

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today announced three new appointments to the 17th Judicial District Court. The Governor appointed Rayna Gokli McIntyre to fill a vacancy occasioned by the appointment of the Honorable Jaclyn Brown to the Colorado Court of Appeals; he appointed Patrick H. Pugh to fill a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable F. Michael Goodbee; and he appointed Jeffrey Allen Smith to fill a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Patrick T. Murphy.