Jared Polis Delivers Real Results for Coloradans on Public Safety, Lower Costs, and Education in 2022 Legislative Session
At the close of the 2022 Colorado legislative session, Coloradans will see real results on public safety and education, lower taxes, and more money in their pockets, thanks to Gov. Jared Polis. Here’s a recap of the progress Gov. Polis’ leadership delivered for Coloradans this legislative session:
More money in Coloradans’ pockets: To provide families relief from rising costs, Gov. Polis is sending every Colorado taxpayer their $400 tax rebate early. He also led the way on passing a property tax relief package that will provide $700 million in relief for homeowners and businesses for the next two years — savings that will help families remain in their homes and neighborhoods.
Safer communities: The legislature also passed key pieces of Gov. Polis’ comprehensive public safety plan of action. The legislation, which has broad support from law enforcement, helps Gov. Polis’ achieve his goal of making Colorado one of the ten safest states in the nation in the next five years by investing in community-driven and evidence-based approaches to tackle crime, supporting the public safety workforce, and preventing crime from happening in the first place.
A cleaner, healthier Colorado: The legislature also took action on Gov. Polis’ plan to improve Colorado’s air quality. The legislation, spearheaded by Gov. Polis, makes record investments in clean transportation, energy-efficient buildings, and air quality monitoring.
Better education for our kids: Gov. Polis delivered on the voter-approveduniversal preschool program, and started to implement the new, unified Department of Early Childhood, helping Colorado families save on average of $4,300 every year. He also increased investment in students by $511 per pupil and an additional $12,000-$13,000 per classroom.
“Gov. Polis’ bold leadership is putting more money in Coloradans’ pockets, creating safer communities, and building a cleaner, healthier state,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “The items passed by the legislature this session and spearheaded by Gov. Polis will make a real difference in Coloradans’ lives for generations to come.”