Gov. Polis to call special legislative session to discuss economic relief for families, businesses during pandemic

Gov. Jared Polis during a news conference on Oct. 20, 2020.
Gov. Jared Polis during a news conference on Oct. 20, 2020.(KKTV)
Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 8:39 PM MST
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UPDATE (11/17): Gov. Jared Polis has confirmed rumors of a special legislative session.

The governor announced he would be calling a special session to discuss economic relief to help businesses and families, specifically a small business relief package, housing and rental assistance, support for child care providers, and expanding broadband access for students and teachers.

The governor said he would be releasing information in the coming days on the best way to go about this and when it will happen

Polis said he also intends to send another letter to the federal government urging Congress to act on the package.


PREVIOUS (11/16): Colorado’s governor may be calling a special legislative session this week, according to 11 News partner CBS Denver and a tweet from the former House minority leader.

Rep. Patrick Neville tweeted the following Monday night:

CBS Denver reporter Shaun Boyd believes the session will center around COVID relief.

Gov. Jared Polis and House and Senate Democratic leadership released a joint statement Monday evening, but it isn’t clear if the statement is tied to the possibility of a special session:

“Legislative leaders and the governor’s office have been having productive conversations on how we can step up to help provide additional relief to Colorado businesses and hardworking families during these challenging times. Coloradans continue to wait for Congress to act, but we are committed to doing what we can as a state.”

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