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Colorado currently has an interim governor as Jared Polis heads to Costa Rica for a summit

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis delivers the 2024 state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature in the House chamber at the State Capitol in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

Gov. Jared Polis will travel to Costa Rica this week for the 2024 Biennial of the Americas Summit, and while he’s gone, Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera will serve as Colorado’s acting governor.

The governor, Jared Polis, will go to Costa Rica this week for the 2024 Biennial of the Americas Summit. Biennial of the Americas Summit.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, with Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera, left, and Mark Ferrandino, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, right, speaks during a press conference at the Carriage House at the Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion on Nov. 1, 2023 in Denver. The governor released his budget proposal today on the required deadline.  It's basically his desired budget that gets forwarded to the legislature, which then crafts that budget between January and May. The Governor highlighted his priorities and special projects. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)
The picture shows Colorado Governor Jared Polis, along with Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and Mark Ferrandino, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, speaking at a press conference in November 2023 in Denver.

The event takes place from Tuesday to Saturday, and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera will act as the governor while Polis is absent.

During his visit, Polis intends to promote Colorado agriculture, geothermal energy production, and small businesses, as per a news release from the governor’s office. Last year, Colorado and Costa Rica traded about $58 million worth of goods, according to the release.

“We are pleased to present everything that Colorado has to offer, and gain insights from our counterparts in Costa Rica, which we will then bring back to Colorado’s communities,” Polis mentioned in a statement. He added, “Costa Rica relies on over 95% renewable energy, and as we look ahead to Colorado’s future for more affordable and reliable renewable energy, we have much to glean from Costa Rica’s experiences.”

The governor’s office disclosed that Primavera will enact health-related bills into law during a ceremony early Monday afternoon. will sign two ERRRO:Unprocessable entity

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