UPDATE: Via Colorado Newsline:
[Gov. Jared] Polis acknowledged the extraordinary challenges and events Coloradans have experienced in the last year, including those related to the pandemic, systemic racial discrimination, unprecedented wildfires and watching “in shock and horror as the foundation of our democracy itself came under attack by a violent mob intent on overturning the results of a free and fair election.”
“In short, this has been one of the most challenging years of our lifetimes,” Polis said.
Senate Democratic Majority leadership checks in for mutual affection:
“I feel incredibly encouraged that the Governor’s priorities are aligned with our own. From urgent pandemic relief to long-awaited economic fairness and environmental reforms, it is clear that the democratic leaders in this state are intent on not only recovering from this pandemic but building back a stronger Colorado,” said President Garcia, D-Pueblo. “I look forward to working collaboratively with Gov. Polis’s administration to deliver meaningful results for our residents this legislative session.”
“I applaud Governor Polis for his leadership over the last year. He has continually put Coloradans first – mitigating the effects of the pandemic and setting us on a path of recovery. This legislative session is not only about getting Colorado back on its feet, it’s about setting our state up for even greater success going forward,” said Majority Leader Fenberg, D-Boulder. “I am confident that with the partnership of the Governor’s office, we will be able to accomplish great things for Colorado this session.”