Gold Dome: Hickenlooper Pushes for Electric Vehicles

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Gov. John Hickenlooper unveiled his new plan to spur growth in Colorado’s electric vehicle market, yesterday.

Hickenlooper also was quick to point out that his comment about his lack of enthusiasm about the possibility of Amazon coming to Colorado was a joke.

Lawmakers yesterday rejected a new bill that would have banned all motorists from using cell phones while driving — not just those under 18.

A Democrat challenging Rep. Mike Coffman said he should unload campaign contributions from a fellow GOP lawmaker who settled a sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money. But Coffman already donated the funds to a local nonprofit that works to “empower young women.”

The Department of Justice said yesterday it would put more pressure on sanctuary cities. And cities, including Denver, responded by boycotting a meeting with President Donald Trump.

Boulder County is pursuing $3,900 in attorney’s fees from Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen who brought an open-meetings and open-records lawsuit against the county. Boulder County said the amount is just a small portion of its total fees and costs incurred in defending the suit.

With last year’s change in construction defects laws, condo construction is picking up. But the demand is still far greater than the supply.

In the employment world, companies are competing for workers in a tight labor market by offering more parental benefits ranging from more paid leave to egg-freezing. And they’re more frequently offering benefits to hourly workers.

In an impromptu press conference, President Donald Trump said yesterday that he would speak with special counsel Robert Mueller under oath. His lawyers were quick to jump in on the matter, though.

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