Gold Dome: Colorado Takes Action on Climate

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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order saying Colorado would join the list of cities and states who will uphold the terms of the Paris climate agreement, despite the federal government’s decision to pull out.

And on the Republican side, GOP gubernatorial candidates came out strong in opposition to Gov. Hickenlooper’s environmental executive order.

In the face of fierce competition, a deep pool of qualified candidates and a whole lot of money available to his prime competition for political spending, Ed Perlmutter announced this week that he was dropping out of the gubernatorial race.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said she’s still considering running for governor in 2018 and that Perlmutter’s decision to back out of the race shows just how dynamic the race can be. “It pays to wait,” she said.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman teamed up with prosecutors from around the state to inform immigrants of their rights and to warn them not to trust everyone who claims to be an attorney trying to help.

More than 400 individuals protested proposed Medicaid cuts in the GOP health bill in front of Senator Cory Gardner’s downtown office. Among them was AdvocacyDenver board member Mitch McKinney, who talked about the protests here.

The man picked to replace James Comey at the head of the FBI said in hearings this morning that his loyalty is to the Constitution and rule of law.

Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa was found not guilty on three counts and the jury was hung on four more.

Allison Eid is still considered a front-runner among the list of Republican judges likely to be appointed to a federal judge seat and be among the group of judges about to fill the benches around the country.

More details emerged yesterday about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian government attorney. He released the email thread via Twitter.

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