Watch: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State speech

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will detail plans for coronavirus relief, economic recovery and budget priorities for the year ahead during the annual State of the State address Wednesday morning at the Capitol.

Colorado is just two weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being confirmed in the state. Since then, Polis has had unprecedented power over state government operations — from emergency declarations to a “dial” for reopening plans — while the legislature has had a more passive, advisory role.

The legislature and Polis share many priorities this year, chiefly on the COVID-19 front, though lawmakers will be looking to push on other things. More than 200 bills debuted Tuesday and that’s just the beginning.

Money is limited when it comes to a $1 billion state stimulus package that Polis has indicated he wants, because Colorado can’t deficit-spend; the governor and legislative leaders are expected to work on a proposal in the coming weeks.

The Post will stream the State of the State at 11 a.m. Check back here to watch live and read more coverage.

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