Jared Polis

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado lawmakers will weigh in 2020 whether to ban flavored vaping products

One potential spoiler: Gov. Jared Polis, who has shown a libertarian streak on health issues

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session

The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.

Nicolais: For political junkies, this is the season to rush to the mailbox

As the 2020 election year begins, political mail has already begun filling mailboxes and giving insight into Colorado’s political climate

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans

Annotated Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Jared Polis wants to go even bigger in 2020. Here’s his State of the State address, annotated.

The Democratic governor’s speech was interrupted at the start by protesters, and other demonstrations at the Capitol led to arrests

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

We now know the full cost of Colorado’s full-day kindergarten expansion

The additional cost associated with full-day kindergarten is $204 million, of which the state is responsible for $198.3 million, according to legislative analysts

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Polis said he wanted to close a private prison. GEO Group beat him to it, leaving Colorado scrambling.

The Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center will shutter on March 7, leaving 642 inmates and 180 employees in limbo. Colorado says it will likely mean jail backlogs, parole releases and prison crowding.