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Rep. Mike Coffman became the first Republican to push for a delay of the FCC vote on net neutrality. The FCC is slated to vote on Thursday whether to overhaul net neutrality rules.

Gov. John Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors urging Congress to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

The Department of Revenue unleashed a wave of information on marijuana sales in Colorado. Prior to yesterday, the state released monthly reports on taxes and fees revenue remitted by marijuana shops but did not provide sales data.

State Rep. Dan Nordberg will resign from the state legislature to join the Trump administration as the Region 8 head of the Small Business Association. He will leave the legislature Jan. 1, and a a vacancy committee will select his replacement for the 2018 legislative session.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office will serve in the role of special prosecutor in the case related to Rep. Lori Saine’s DIA arrest. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, who would have handled the case, served in the legislature alongside Saine.

Five Colorado climate scientists got invitations to take new jobs in France in order to “Make our Planet Great Again.”

The Denver Mayor’s Office is going to Vancouver to study legal safe injection sites. A supervised site, like those in Vancouver, would be the first in the U.S. and require approval from the state legislature and the Denver City Council.

The CU Leeds School of Business is predicting continued business success in Colorado in 2018. Next year, 47,100 new jobs are expected, with oil and gas, construction expected to climb.

Sen. Chuck Schumer was the latest to face sexual harassment allegations — but the accusation came from forged documents, which he turned over to police to investigate.

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