Gold Dome: Hickenlooper Delivers Final State of the State Address

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Gov. John Hickenlooper laid out an extensive agenda for legislators in the 2018 legislative session in his final State of the State address. Key points include dealing with problems involving the PERA pension fund, rural broadband and the opioid epidemic.

A U.S. Court of Appeals judge on Thursday turned down anti-tax activist and TABOR author Douglas Bruce’s efforts to appeal his conviction for tax evasion.

Both of Colorado’s senators are part of a small bipartisan group who reached a deal to shield Dreamers from deportation among other immigration changes, but it has yet to win over Congress or the President.

According to lawmakers in the previously mentioned immigration meeting, President Donald Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and several African countries as hailing from “shithole countries,” and then suggested the U.S. bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

Trump has since denied using the phrase.

Boulder DA Stan Garnett ended his term early to rejoin his former firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Garnett’s decision to jump now was driven in part by, as a term-limited DA, he didn’t have the job security others in his office did.

The Larimer County Democratic Party has asked a party official to resign after she made a social media post that has been criticized for sexually objectifying a Colorado State Senate candidate.

The husband of Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a Peruvian woman taking sanctuary in a Boulder church, was arrested by ICE agents. Ecalada Latorre said the arrest was an attack on her.

An event in Wheat Ridge this weekend will introduce voters to the caucuses and will include forums with candidates for governor and attorney general.

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