Gold Dome: Lebsock Responds to Harassment Allegations

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Rep. Steve Lebsock says allegations made against him are not true and that he is now being harassed. He said that he’s received phone calls asking him to step down and offering him a phony job out of state.

And Speaker Crisanta Duran says she would never have appointed him to a committee chairmanship had she known about the allegations. At least one of Lebsock’s accusers has filed a formal complaint with the House.

State lawmakers are now calling for more protections against sexual harassment.

George Brauchler talked with Westword about how Cynthia Coffman’s decision influenced his pivot to the attorney general race, how he’ll keep up with Phil Weiser’s fundraising and how he sizes up the Democratic field of contenders.

Reports from the Colorado Office of Economic Development show a weak spot in Colorado’s bid to bring Amazon to the state: It’s lacking in the production of computer science graduates needed to fill the 50,000 jobs Amazon would bring.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that several local governments owe an oil and gas company a return of more than $1 million for overpayments on taxes.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is having a conversation tonight focused on social justice with a Lighthouse Writers Workshop poet.

The history of TABOR and the political battles it set up in the state all focus on “taxman” Doug Bruce — and so does this feature series from CPR.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified yesterday and denied lying to Congress about connections with Russia. Sessions said he had no recollection of a campaign roundtable until the media brought it up.

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