Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) ran and won on a platform of 100% renewables and climate action. However, his recent threat to veto SB21-200: Reduce Greenhouse Gases Increase Environmental Justice, calls into question where Polis’s allegiances truly lie.
Today 5-6 p.m., the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce, an organization focused on providing vaccine information to diverse communities in Colorado, will host an informational panel over Zoom about the COVID-19 vaccine for Spanish-speaking members of the Latinx community.
A bill intended to reign in the rising costs of prescription drugs is once again drawing opposition from Big Pharma and conservative advocacy groups. During a panel discussion on proposed legislation limiting major price increases for prescription drugs Tuesday, state Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said a “price-setting” board is a “leading priority” of Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO).
Angry about Colorado’s public health orders requiring restaurants to restrict services during the pandemic, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) accused Colorado Gov. Jared Polis of sending “Brown Shirts in to make sure everyone shuts down.”
The ACLU of Colorado filed a class-action lawsuit this Sunday against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder for failing to provide adequate COVID-19 protections to inmates detained at El Paso County Jail. The lawsuit claims that the largest COVID-19 prison outbreak in the state is due to the sheriff’s failure to adhere to public health guidelines, which puts inmates at risk of serious harm or even death. The ACLU is asking for an expedited hearing and court order requiring the sheriff to comply.
From bureaucracy to physical violence, queer individuals face unique challenges that require ongoing solutions. Governor Jared Polis signed four bills into law yesterday in Colorado that will make the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Colorado a little bit easier.
Larimer County, Colorado, Sheriff Justin Smith would continue to evict tenants during the pandemic, despite a mandate by Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) not to do so, if a judge orders Smith to conduct evictions.
This afternoon, Colorado state Senators Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) and Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) held telephone town halls to discuss updated information about COVID-19, as well as to answer constituents’ questions.
Here was The Denver Post headline about the campaign to recall Colo Senate President Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) last Tuesday: “Effort to recall Colorado Senate president on track as deadline nears, organizer says“