Press Releases

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Governor Polis joins Rep. Caraveo to announce legislation giving Colorado voters choice to raise taxes on tobacco products

    DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis joined Representative Yadira Caraveo, along with other public health advocates to announce legislation that would give voters the choice to tax nicotine vaping the same as cigarettes and raise the taxes on tobacco products. If passed, the referred measure would raise more than $300 million, half of which would go toward education and half to health care.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Governor Polis Signs Long Bill

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis today signed SB 19-207, FY 2019-20 Long Bill, into law. He was joined by sponsors and Joint Budget Committee members Senator Dominick Moreno and Representative Daneya Esgar. The budget funds top priority items including free full-day kindergarten, saving people money on health care, and investments for water and transportation. 
    SB19-207 establishes an operating budget of $31.9 billion total funds of which $11.8 billion is General Fund.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Governor Polis’ Statement on End to Threat Against Colorado Schools

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement:

    "As confirmed by the FBI, Sol Pais has been found deceased and the potential threat is over. It’s times like these that help us appreciate friendship, family, and community. Today, parents across Colorado – including me - are hugging their children a little tighter. Together we thank law enforcement for their swift and diligent actions over the past 24 hours to keep Coloradans safe, and we will continue to be vigilant against threats to our community."

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Colorado Files Comments on Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule

    DENVER - The State of Colorado filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today expressing concerns about the proposed rule concerning waters of the United States (WOTUS). This proposed rule would remove protections for a number of Colorado streams and wetlands. 

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Former Colorado Legislator Don Sandoval

    DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis today ordered the United States and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to honor former Colorado State Senator Don Sandoval. 

    Sandoval passed on April 7, 2019 in his Denver home.

    Services will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Denver at 10:00 a.m.