Polis calls for lower taxes, affordability in 2024 State of the State speech

(The Center Square) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis gave his sixth State of the State address on Thursday, highlighting housing, transit and taxes as key issues.

“We can ensure that our state remains the very best place to live, to raise a family, to launch a business – we can strengthen our dynamic economy, create jobs and make Colorado safer,” the governor said in his speech the day after the General Assembly convened. “And we all know – because the voters know and have told us – that we need to work to make Colorado more affordable.”

Polis said the cost of mortgages and rent “loom large” for Coloradans, noting more housing is needed. One way Colorado can pave the way for more affordable housing is to encourage building more accessory dwelling units, according to the governor.

“This session, I will be supportive of bills that reduce the cost of housing
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