Gold Dome: Governors’ Health Care Plan Coming Soon

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Gov. John Hickenlooper and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are expected to release their bipartisan health care plan within a week. One highlight so far is that they both agree that health care should be a right.

A Golden-based PAC is pushing Tom Tancredo into the gubernatorial race, and he said it won’t take much of a push to get him there.

Former DORA director Joe Neguse joined Snell & Wilmer. He left DORA in June to run for Jared Polis’ congressional seat, a position he’s still pursuing.

Ed Perlmutter announced at the beginning of this week that he’ll be running for Congress again after all; since that time, three Democrats have dropped out of the race to clear the path for him.

Gov. Hickenlooper announced new plans for the oil and gas industry to cap “orphan wells” but hasn’t weighed in on other big issues.

Denver is about to open up to pot clubs, but business owners might not be all that excited about it.

The City of Denver plans to buy a strip club on East Colfax in order to tackle its affordable housing problem. Overhauling the “neighborhood nuisance” is just one step in the city’s revitalization plan.

As lawmakers look to shrink Medicaid growth, Congress should offer protections for disabled people, Sen. Cory Gardner said.

In order to protect Hanging Lake, the White River National Forest is proposing a crackdown on visitors.

President Trump lashed out at the media claiming it misrepresented his stance on the violence in Charlottesville.

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