Polis administration

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predicts

Local school officials anticipate near-universal attendance, but state lawmakers only set aside full-day K funding for 85% attendance.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business

“I would like us to really focus on the small to medium-sized businesses that are already here,” says the former U.S. Rep. who was lured to northern Colorado by the lifestyle and is now head of the state's economic development office.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators won’t halt oil and gas drilling as they implement new law prioritizing safety

Some environmentalists and community activists have demanded the commission stop issuing permits until the new rules are complete

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats hint at broad plans for oil and gas regulation in Colorado, but industry and activists await details

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 explosion of their home in Firestone, called for better regulations. But, she said, “I have no desire to destroy an industry.”

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Three spots still vacant in Gov. Polis’ cabinet a month after inauguration

The Colorado governor's office says its goal is to fill the executive director jobs by mid-February