The state legislature returns today but they needn’t have bothered.
The King of all Pandemics, Jared Polis, already spent the entire $1.7 billion pot of emergency federal funds without consulting the people’s representatives or utilizing any of those pesky Joint Budget Committee procedures.
Polis’s actions are so egregious, even the Denver Post editorial board threw a flag on the play and insisted the governor “undo” his order.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton also criticized Polis’s questionable use of the relief fund, saying the billions Colorado received could only be used for expenses due to the coronavirus public health emergency that was not accounted for in the most recently approved budget.
“Nothing about this executive order is collaborative or bipartisan, and local officials I have heard from-on both sides of the aisle have expressed frustration about being kept in the dark,” Tipton said.
Tipton says the U.S. Treasury will be examining how Polis used the money.
“I challenge the Governor to explain how money for colleges to ‘increase student retention and completions’ is an allowable use of this money,” Tipton added.