There’s probably a temptation among some recently elected officials to go after the low-hanging fruit, to accomplish their easier goals first to show voters that they’re able to get results and build political capital needed to tackle more difficult issues in the future.
Then there’s Gov. Jared Polis. With a little more than a month before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn for the year, Polis boldly proclaimed that “this is going to be the heath care session” during a conference call with this editorial board last week.
Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera then highlighted an extensive list of legislative initiatives they’re supporting to drive down the costs of health care for Coloradans. Some already have been approved, but many others still are pending as the session enters its final weeks.