DENVER — Governor Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced that Colorado has joined a multistate lawsuit to challenge the federal government’s unlawful regulation to preempt the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. These standards — authorized in 2013 by a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adopted by Colorado and 13 other states and the District of Columbia — are a key part of state efforts to protect public health and the environment. In the lawsuit, the coalition asserts that this Preemption Rule is unlawful and should be rescinded.
DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released the September forecast showing that economic expansion is expected to continue, but at a slower rate due to ongoing trade wars and a tight labor market. Colorado’s economy has strengthened in recent months with strong job growth and a falling unemployment rate but is expected to moderate over the forecast period.
LAMAR - Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, Holly, and Springfield.
DENVER — Governor Jared Polis today announced the recipients of the 2019 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medals (the Medal). The 2019 recipients will be inducted during a special evening with Governor Polis, former Governors, John Hickenlooper and Bill Owens, and CiviCO (formerly Quarterly Forum).
DENVER - Today, Governor Jared Polis announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Great Outdoors Colorado, is coordinating to develop the new State Park.
DENVER - Governor Jared Polis released the following statement following reports that misguided recall efforts against state Senator Brittany Pettersen and state Senator Pete Lee failed:
“Coloradans are tired of political games and I am pleased to see these sideshows have failed. Senator Pettersen and Senator Lee are dedicated public servants who work hard every single day for their constituents and their communities. They have served as thoughtful and strong partners in our administration’s efforts to address the opioid crisis and reform our broken criminal justice system. This announcement simply reiterates that Coloradans are not interested in divisive politics and distractions that take away from the pressing needs of our state like improving education, solving traffic problems and saving money on health care. Coloradans want real results and that is what I believe - regardless of political affiliation - we can continue to deliver, together.”
SUMMIT COUNTY - Following today’s announcement from Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that premiums for individual health insurance plans from Peak Health Alliance in Summit County will see decreases ranging from 39 to 47 percent state, and local officials along with health care experts reacted to the news.
DENVER - Gov. Polis today submitted a consistency review of the proposed Uncompahgre Field Office Resource Management Plan (Plan) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These comments voice concerns about the proposed Plan and identifies inconsistencies between the Plan and Colorado’s law, plans, programs, and policies.
KEYSTONE - Today, Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that premiums for individual health insurance plans from Peak Health Alliance in Summit County will see decreases ranging from 39 to 47 percent compared to last year’s premiums. These decreases include savings from the state’s newly-passed reinsurance program, which is already bringing down premiums in mountain communities by an average of 29 percent.