Negotiations for a new federal stimulus package remain underway, but Colorado officials are taking some action now, with Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announcing a one-time $375 payment to about 435,000 Coloradans impacted financially by the pandemic.
The CDLE estimates those who receive the stimulus payment will include around 435,000 Coloradans making less than $52,000 per year and reach about 65% of all the people who filed for unemployment benefits since March 15.
Who should the state's stimulus payment have gone to? Voting has closed for this poll — here are the results:
- 54% - 540 votes - said everyone should have received the payment
- 29% - 295 votes - said unemployed Coloradans should be receiving the payment
- 17% - 171 votes - said no one should receive a payment
Watch for another poll this Friday afternoon that we will follow and review starting at News5 at 4 p.m.
Polis in a news release said the payments will be distributed in early December to "qualifying individuals ... whose lives and jobs have been hurt due to the COVID-19 pandemic."