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Inauguration Day: Governor Jared Polis sworn in for second term

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-10 20:19:47-05

DENVER — Governor Jared Polis was sworn in for a second term Tuesday. The ceremony included some people from Colorado Springs.

“My fellow Coloradans, it has been the honor of my life to serve as your Governor these past four years and it is with the deepest gratitude and love for Colorado that I accept the responsibility of leading our incredible state for the next four,” Gov. Polis stated in his speech.

The Colorado Springs Outloud Men's Chorus was one of the performers for the ceremony, along with the Denver Gay Men's Chorus.

“All of us are so lucky to call Colorado our home. For Governor Polis and me, the opportunity to go to work and serve this amazing place is something we wake up grateful for every day,” Lt. Gov. Primavera stated. “Colorado, we all know, the job isn’t done yet. Not when it comes to health care, and not when it comes to lowering costs so every Colorado family can thrive. So we are getting right back to work making more progress for the people of Colorado — building the bright future that all our kids, including my three wonderful grandkids, deserve.”

Some non-profit organizations in the state were also honored, including Colorado Springs-based Inside Out Youth Services.

On the campaign trail this past election, we heard a lot from Governor Polis about the changes he made in his first term, from transportation funding and carrying Colorado through the pandemic.

In his speech, Polis outlined some major priorities for his next term:

  • Increase housing that Coloradans can afford
  • Continue making Colorado 100% renewable energy powered by 2040
  • Reduce crime

Today's inauguration will be more celebratory than focused on business.

The ceremony will be followed by a ball in Denver where some big names, including Carly Rae Jepsen, will perform.

News5 will be covering the ceremony and will have a full recap on News5 at six.

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