Gov. Polis statement on President’s state of emergency declaration

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 — Gov. Jared Polis today issued the following statement in regard to President Trump’s decision to bypass lawmakers and build a wall:

“President Donald Trump’s plan to circumvent Congress and declare a state of emergency for his personal vanity project is an astonishing abuse of power. This is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but a distraction from the many real issues that affect hardworking Coloradans.

While the president tries to separate us— Coloradans, and my administration, will continue to unite by building a Colorado for all.”

Gov. Polis and Sen. Bennet sign joint letter opposing the proposed freeze of fuel efficiency standards

DENVER — Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 — Ahead of tomorrow’s Senate confirmation vote on Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Gov. Jared Polis and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Wheeler opposing the proposed freeze of fuel efficiency standards that require ongoing improvements to light-duty vehicles.

Gov. Polis signs executive order establishing the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today signed an executive order establishing the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, led by Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. The goal of the Office is to study, identify and implement policies that will lower health care costs while ensuring all Coloradans have access to affordable, quality care.

Gov. Polis submits budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019-20

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today submitted his first budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly. New K12 budget forecasts that reflect higher local district property tax revenue and lower enrollment growth and inflation have lowered the State funding need for school finance. This reduction creates room in the budget for the Governor’s proposals without increasing General Fund spending and also allows for additional savings.

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