A third of all of Colorado's carbon emissions come from cars and other vehicles.
Unlike previous sessions, Democrats can now propose and pass their own health care agenda.
The new governor's campaign promise for free, full-day kindergarten took center stage. Polis requested $227 million out of a $33.7 billion budget.
The promise of affordable early childhood education was one of Colorado's new governor's biggest campaign pledges.
Polis declared the state of the state as solid, strong and successful before he tacked on one of the watchwords of his campaign: “bold.”
Soon-to-be state Sen. Bob Rankin took particular issue with the governor's plan to move Colorado to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.
"Together, we’re going to build an economy where Coloradans from all walks of life don’t just get by, but thrive," Gov. Polis said.
The annual update helps kick off the start of the legislative session before lawmakers really start diving into their work.
Polis is the country’s first openly gay man to be elected as any state’s top executive.
Colorado's 43rd governor was sworn into office on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday morning, Jan. 8.