Colorado: Governor Polis Calls Special Session of 74th General Assembly, Urges Legislature to Put People Over Politics to Save Coloradans Money on Property Taxes

DENVER ~ Colorado Governor Jared Polis has called for a Special Session of the 74th General Assembly to address the extreme property tax increases that Coloradans are facing. Projections suggest that these taxes could increase by up to forty to fifty percent next year, and this will affect people from all corners of the state if no action is taken.

The Governor has asked the legislature to focus on two specific issues during this session: providing immediate relief for those at risk of receiving large increases in their property tax bills, and passing legislation to provide food and nutrition benefits to over 300,000 Colorado children beginning as soon as summer 2024.

"I am calling this session to urge the legislature to bridge partisan divides and put people over politics to provide immediate property tax relief to Coloradans facing extreme spikes from their 2023 property bills," said Governor Polis. "Coloradans are looking to us to reduce property taxes and provide relief to families, and as we always have, we will work to deliver solutions that protect and enhance the Colorado we love."

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The General Assembly has already set aside $200 million for property tax relief that could be utilized right away, and Governor Polis is hopeful even more can be put toward saving people money. Additionally, a recently passed federal law provides Colorado with an opportunity to access approximately $35 million in federal benefits if action is taken during this special session.

Governor Polis concluded by saying "Working together in partnership with the legislature, over 300,000 Colorado children could gain access to summer meals if action is taken during this special session." The Special Session of the 74th General Assembly is scheduled for 9 a.m. on November 17th 2023.

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