Keyword: Jared Polis
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more

No probe planned into claims gun store bribed Polis recall signees

Allegations that a Castle Rock gun store bribed people into signing a petition to recall Democratic Gov. Jared Polis with free shooting range passes caused a recent social media furor and resulted in … more

Polis orders more vaccine info, but avoids mandatory shots

Colorado's governor issued an executive order June 13 designed to address the state's poor vaccination rates for children, but he insisted that he will respect existing religious and personal … more

Polis urges wildfire vigilance amid milder forecast

After an onslaught of raging wildfires in Colorado in 2018, this year’s fire season looks to be less severe, but state officials are urging the public not to let its guard down. “I don’t want … more

Colorado joins Super Tuesday presidential primaries

Colorado is moving up its 2020 presidential primaries from June to Super Tuesday in March, hoping to lure major party contenders to the purple state. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement on April … more

Polis to ask voters to pass nicotine tax to combat youth use

Targeting teen nicotine vaping, Gov. Jared Polis recently announced a late-session bill to ask Colorado voters to significantly raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products and impose taxes … more

Polis signs overhaul of oil and gas rules

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on April 16 signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety … more

Douglas County commissioners rebuke red flag bill as governor signs it into law

Not long after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a controversial red flag bill, Douglas County commissioners released a video and statements rebuking the recently passed legislation and urging an … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Governor signs law on electoral pact

Colorado has joined a compact of states that have pledged to pool their presidential electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote. On March 15, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed into … more

State lawmakers consider ending death penalty

Democrats who control Colorado's Legislature are rushing to act on a bill to repeal the state's little-used death penalty, holding a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 6, just two days after … more
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