This week’s “Nation and Neighborhood in Politics Report”


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Ballots have been cast and the unofficial results are in for the Mesa County election.

Angela Lema, Andrea Heitz, and Willie Jones, who all ran on a conservative platform, will be the newest members to represent the District 51 school board.

Also, ballot measures 1A, which would raise taxes on marijuana by 5-percent and the money collected would go to fund mental health services, substance abuse services, and other related governmental services is set to pass.

1C, asked voters to approve marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, and testing facilities within unincorporated areas of Mesa County and that is set to pass too.

One more thing, Grand Junction High School and Montrose’s West End School District will be building new school facilities.

Governor Jared Polis has proposed a record $40 billion dollar budget for 2022.

This record number includes $424 million to clean up Colorado’s air quality.

The proposed budget also includes $255 million for transportation.

$114.1 million for monitoring, regulation, and incentives and 55.2 million for buildings.

In Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives votes on the roughly $1.9 trillion dollar economic and climate packages.

They also moved to consider the Senate’s already passed $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure proposal.

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