For all those, myself included, who have ever said that a return to normalcy might not be good enough, we must now apologize. After watching Joe Biden’s inauguration day, with all its grace notes, beginning Tuesday night with the 400 lights surrounding the Reflecting Pool reflecting the 400,000 COVID deaths that have never been formally […]
Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard troops to Washington for Joe Biden’s inauguration
Gov. Jared Polis is sending at least 200 members of the Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C., for security purposes surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. “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 […]
A nonprofit tied to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis shifts focus to advocacy and raises ethics concerns
A nonprofit formed by Jared Polis to guide his transition into the governor’s office has quietly transitioned into an advocacy organization for his agenda, The Colorado Sun has learned. The Democrat formed Boldly Forward Colorado — a nonprofit organization that can accept unlimited personal and corporate contributions and not disclose its donors — after he […]
Major corporations and political interests gave big money to Jared Polis’ inaugural committee
An organization of top business leaders and an affiliated dark-money organization topped the list of donors to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’ inauguration. Colorado for All, the nonprofit that hosted the Jan. 8 inauguration and “Blue Sneaker Ball,” raised $1.5 million total and spent $1.3 million, with the remainder donated to charities, according to numbers provided […]
In exclusive interview, Gov. Jared Polis previews his legislative agenda and bold, new approach
The 43rd governor of Colorado didn’t have time to move into his new office before he took the oath Tuesday, and his desk sits mostly bare except for a ceramic plaque that says: “BE BOLD.” The slogan is how Democrat Jared Polis won the seat and exactly how he says he will govern for the […]
Jared Polis makes history as he becomes Colorado’s governor. Here’s what it means.
Jared S. Polis took the oath of office Tuesday, becoming the nation’s first openly gay man elected as governor and Colorado’s first Jewish chief executive. The Democrat from Boulder is the state’s 43rd governor and his partner, Marlon Reis, is the state’s first first gentleman. The ceremony took place on the Capitol steps under banners […]
Top donors to Jared Polis’ inauguration gave $50,000. But they remain unknown for now.
Jared Polis capped donations to his campaign for governor at $200 to declare he isn’t beholden to special interests. His inaugural committee is a different story. The Democrat is raising huge sums from moneyed interests and major political donors to pay for his inauguration Tuesday at the state Capitol and the inaugural ball featuring singer […]
WATCH: Gov.-elect Jared Polis is being sworn in as Colorado’s 43rd governor
Jared Polis will become Colorado’s 43rd governor on Tuesday as he is sworn into office during a day of inaugural festivities, marking a new day of leadership for the state. It also means the end of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s eight years in the state’s highest office as he inches closer to a 2020 presidential bid. […]