Gold Dome: Tax Bill Passes

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Colorado’s U.S. legislators followed the party line in the tax bill vote yesterday. The House will vote again today after language in the plan was found to be in violation of Senate rules.

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday sent an emergency request to lawmakers to use state money to extend the Children’s Health Plan Plus for an additional month while Congress decides whether to reauthorize the program.

Representatives Leslie Herod and Chris Hansen announced they are working with other Colorado lawmakers to look at legislative options in Colorado to preserve net neutrality.

An impasse between Democrats and Republicans over the state’s transportation budget in the upcoming legislative session echo similar issues from last year.

Boulder City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss local campaign finance laws and the use of terms in activating certain reporting requirements.

The City of Aurora has a “blanket policy” of denying all internal affairs requests, and a lawsuit alleges that such a policy violates criminal justice records laws.

Melecio Andazola Morales was deported. Moralez is the undocumented immigrant father who became the focus of a national news story when he was detained in the last stages of his immigration.

The Bureau of Land Management is facing a lawsuit over its move to suspend provisions in a methane rule until 2019. The lawsuit claims the move had an inadequate public comment period and has environmental and fiscal consequences.

Colorado’s U.S. legislators followed the party line in the tax bill vote yesterday. The House will vote again today after language in the plan was found to be in violation of Senate rules.

President Donald Trump expressed frustration over Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s criticism of the president’s charges against the judiciary. Today, Trump is claiming that was “FAKE NEWS.”

A federal judge said the Trump administration cannot prevent two undocumented immigrant teens from seeking abortions. The judge said the teens would suffer “irreparable injury” without the order.

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