DENVER - Gov. Polis today announced the 2019 Tom Clements Better Government Award winners. These awards recognize individuals and teams who are elevating the performance of state government, improving customer service and ensuring better outcomes for everyone who interacts with the State of Colorado. The two award categories include Outstanding Service in Government and Outstanding Innovation in Government.
DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis announced today that he is recreating and reorganizing the Governor’s Executive Clemency Advisory Board. This Board will review clemency applications and provide recommendations to the Governor for commutations and pardons.
DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis today ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, October 18, 2019, from sunrise to sunset to honor the life of Representative Elijah E. Cummings.
DENVER - Governor Polis announced today alongside a bipartisan group of residents, legislators, and state officials that for 2020, Coloradans shopping for an individual health insurance plan will see an unprecedented reduction in premiums -- an average statewide decrease of 20.2 percent (-20.2%). This is even lower than the 18.2% preliminary decrease announced in July. As this is an average, depending on where people live and the health insurance plan they choose, some people in the rural parts of Colorado will see average decreases of over 30 percent (-30%).
DENVER – During an event co-hosted by the National Governors Association today in Washington, DC, Results for America released the 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence, which highlights how a growing number of state governments from across the political spectrum are using evidence and data to improve results for their residents.
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, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, to honor former Colorado legislator, Leo Lucero. Lucero served in the legislature for 14 years.
DENVER - Gov. Polis released the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposal to limit the number of refugees admitted to the U.S.:
“Colorado has shown the world time and time again that we have the courage to lead in a better direction. Religious and cultural persecution, political instability, climate change, famine, and war continue to displace millions of people from their home countries. We can protect safety and security while ensuring that those seeking safe refuge in new places with little more than the clothes on their backs are welcomed. Most refugees who arrive are part of families eager to rebuild their lives with the opportunity granted to them through the resettlement program. Investing in refugees is not only the compassionate and humane thing to do, but refugees contribute to our economy in ways that benefit all Coloradans. Our country is at its worst when we close ourselves off from the world. We are at our best when we open our minds, open our doors, open our communities, and demonstrate our compassion.”
DENVER - Colorado has joined a multi-state lawsuit to protect the appropriate enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statements: