Gold Dome: Sessions Clears the Senate

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One of this session’s major construction defects bills passed its first test in front of a Senate committee.

The House Speaker said roads and schools are tied together as far as the budget is concerned.

The Senate took the first step toward cracking down on texting and driving.

A bill to allow school staff to carry concealed firearms was killed in a House committee.

The House gave initial approval to a bill that would let local governments decide what time to close bars.

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Neil Gorsuch’s nomination “raises the stature of the courts” in Colorado.

Jeff Sessions cleared the Senate yesterday and was confirmed as Attorney General on a 52-47 vote. His confirmation is raising questions about what that means for the future of legalized pot.

Colorado Springs Utilities dropped an attempt to get a contempt citation for a local activist.

A federal judge blocked the $48 billion merger of Anthem and Cigna.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch sided with fellow members of the judiciary in response to President Trump’s criticism of federal judges. Trump responded on Twitter by saying Gorsuch’s comment was misrepresented.

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