Press Releases

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    Governor Polis Announces 2022 Governor’s Citizenship Medal Recipients

    DENVER - Today, Governor Polis and CiviCo, a nonprofit that cultivates civic-minded leaders, announced the recipients of the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals. Each year, the Governor awards the Citizenship Medals to citizens and organizations who inspire excellence and public service. Gov. Polis announced six recipients for 2022 who will be honored on January 26, 2023 as part of Colorado Leadership Month. 
  • Friday, November 11, 2022

    Governor Polis Takes Action in Response to COVID-19, RSV, Influenza and other Respiratory Illnesses

    DENVER — Today, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order amending and extending the current COVID-19 disaster declaration to include RSV, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses. The disaster declaration allows agencies to continue to access state and federal funding for recovery efforts, to rapidly respond to changes in the public health environment, and to support the healthcare system to remain appropriately staffed and prepared to respond to public health. The amendment allows the Colorado Department of Insurance (DOI) to issue emergency rules to reduce administrative burdens on transfers, including pre-authorization requirements, to ensure Coloradans receive necessary healthcare.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022

    Governor Polis Appoints Don Wilson to Represent House District 19

    DENVER - Today, Governor Polis issued an Executive Order appointing Don Wilson to represent House District 19 following the resignation of former Rep. Tim Geitner. This appointment is effective immediately and will continue until January when the legislature convenes. Yesterday, Representative Wilson was elected and will represent House District 20. In January when the legislature convenes, a State Representative will serve as representative for House District 19 and Representative Wilson will serve as the representative for House District 20. 
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Life of Minority Leader Hugh McKean

    DENVER - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings and properties tomorrow to honor the life of Minority Leader Hugh McKean. The flags will remain lowered from sunrise to sunset tomorrow for his memorial service at the Colorado state capitol which will begin at 11:30 a.m. MT. 
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    Gov. Polis Releases Balanced Budget Proposal with Record Reserves & Prudent Investments

    DENVER – Today, as required by statute, Governor Jared Polis released his balanced budget proposal for FY 2023-24, concurrently submitting his budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly. The Governor’s budget proposal is focused on addressing the issues Coloradans face today while saving families money and investing in our future, making neighborhoods safer and more affordable, protecting our land, air, and water, and balancing the budget with record reserves, while continuing to save Coloradans money and reduce costs.