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Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides August 3rd Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s efforts to get more Coloradans vaccinated. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist. “Colorado, like the rest of the country, is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, largely due to the highly contagious Delta […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Child Support Commission The commission reviews the child support guidelines and is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and the General Assembly of the results of the review of child support guidelines and any recommended statutory changes. effective July 2, 2021 for a term expiring July 1, 2025: Lanie […]

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

  Colorado’s agricultural industry will soon have new rules aimed at protecting workers under a law that Gov. Jared Polis signed last Friday. SB21-087 will allow agriculture workers to join unions, get paid at least minimum wage, and be eligible for overtime pay. It also requires employers to provide their workers with certain health and […]

Colorado Continues Leading Hemp Industry, Submits Revised Hemp Management Plan

Colorado Continues Leading Hemp Industry, Submits Revised Hemp Management Plan

DENVER – Colorado submitted a revised Hemp Management Plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this past Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Governor Jared Polis and Commissioner Kate Greenberg formally approved the plan, which builds upon the foundation of work and aligns to the Final Rule (FR). “I’m proud Colorado is home to a strong […]

Governor Polis Announces Winner of First $1 Million

Governor Polis Announces Winner of First $1 Million

Colorado Comeback Cash Vaccine Drawing  DENVER – Governor Polis announced the winner of the first $1 million Colorado Comeback Cash Vaccine Drawing. Sally Sliger, a healthcare worker and current resident of Mead in Weld County, is the first vaccinated Coloradan to win the drawing.  “Congratulations to Sally who is the first Colorado Comeback Cash Vaccine […]

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

      DENVER – Governor Polis announced the Colorado Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing, where five eligible Coloradans, ages 12-17, will be randomly selected to win a $50,000 scholarship each week for five weeks. This public health initiative is meant to promote vaccine uptake. “Last week we launched the Colorado Comeback Cash for Coloradans 18 […]

Governor Polis Extends State Tax Deadline

Governor Polis Extends State Tax Deadline

Governor Polis signed an Executive Order that allows Colorado taxpayers to file their state income tax returns by the extended deadline of May 17, 2021, to align with the deadline extension for federal tax returns. “We want to help reduce the burden on Coloradans by giving everyone more time to file their taxes. Since the […]

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

  DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis convened the Congressional Redistricting Commission, pursuant to section 44.2(1)(a) of article V of the Colorado Constitution. The Commission will be responsible for determining the boundaries for Colorado’s Congressional districts and may be tasked with determining the boundaries for an 8th district, dependent upon reapportionment data from the federal […]

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

  DENVER-  Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. During his remarks, Governor Polis was joined by Brigadier General Scott Sherman and CDPHE Incident Commander Scott Bookman. “Equitable distribution of the vaccine is a top priority for Colorado and to continue […]

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

  March 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser kicked off National Consumer Protection Week today by unveiling the list of the top 10 consumer complaints and inquiries his office received in 2020, which included airlines’ response to upended travel, robocalls, and pandemic purchase scams. Last year, consumers filed a record-breaking 12,130 complaints and inquiries with […]

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Dial Change February 5, 2021 – Effective Saturday February 6, 2021 at 9:00 am, Prowers County will move to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial.  The changes can be viewed in detail at covid19.colorado.gov. Highlights: RESTAURANTS: 50% capacity or 50 people (we have no restaurants large enough to go to 150 with the […]

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

        DENVER – Monday, December 21, 2020, Governor Polis announced that effective January 2021, state employees will be eligible for Paid Family Medical Leave program to care for a loved one, welcome a new child into the home, or recover from a serious illness.  “One of the core values of my administration […]

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

  DENVER –   The state of Colorado received its first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Governor Jared Polis personally signed for and received the first shipment of the vaccine this morning at the State Lab in Denver. The Governor was joined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) staff, CDPHE incident commander […]

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that the state has begun issuing one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Whether you’ve suffered from the virus itself, faced economic struggles, or felt the mental toll – no one is […]