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.

Gov. Polis gives first State of the State speech

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis today delivered his first State of the State address before the General Assembly. The Governor laid out his bold vision for Colorado and the legislative session ahead. Ensuring a quality education, increasing access to affordable health care, bolstering renewable energy, and simplifying the tax code are all priorities highlighted in the speech. The administration is focused on ensuring that every Coloradan has the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they live.