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Colorado’s special session focusing on Coronavirus relief to start Monday

DENVER (KRDO) - A special session of the Colorado General Assembly will be held on Monday, that will focus on bringing some much-needed COVID-19 economic relief to Coloradans.

On Thursday, November 19th, Governor Polis announced a special session of the Colorado General Assembly that will be aimed at helping Colorado families and small businesses deal with economic concerns due to Coronavirus.

“We are living in a moment of unprecedented urgency,” the Governor said. “We will act to support our small businesses who face challenging months ahead, provide relief to hardworking people, support child care, and improve broadband access for students and educators. I thank legislative leadership for their support and collaboration during this challenging time for our state.” 

Governor Polis presented seven areas for the legislature to address:

  1. Small business relief
  2. Child care support
  3. Housing and direct rental assistance
  4. Increasing broadband access
  5. Food insecurity
  6. Utilities assistance
  7. Public health response

Speaking to the importance of the special session, House Speaker KC Becker (D-Boulder) said, "Colorado restaurants, families and communities can't wait any longer for additional federal aid." Becker went on to say that the stimulus package would bring some much-needed relief for Colorado families and businesses.

You can read more about the Governor's Executive Order here.

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