As goes Jeffco, so goes Colorado. That adage about suburban Jefferson County’s bellwether status has been mostly true for decades, so what happened on Election Day has Republican stalwarts sounding the alarm.
He asked the Colorado Supreme Court to look into conflicts between two state constitutional amendments that critics say drain away tax revenue needed by communities around the state to fund schools, firefighting and other services.
The Democrat discussed a range of issues in a telephone interview with Colorado Politics, including what kind of a mandate he believes voters handed him last week when he defeated Republican Walker Stapleton.
When Jared Polis won election on Tuesday, he became the state’s first Jewish governor-elect and the first openly gay candidate to be elected governor anywhere in the country — among a plethora historic firsts notched by state voters.