Gold Dome: Funding WIthheld From Colorado Civil Rights Commission

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Republican members of a budget committee voted to withhold funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, citing the Masterpiece Cake Shop case in the decision.

The Denver metro has a housing shortage, and a proposal for the ballot looks to keep it that way. If successful — following a court challenge and signature collection — the proposal would limit new residential construction on the Front Range.

Colorado Senate Democrats are asking for the resignation of Republican Sen. Randy Baumgardner. An outside investigation found credible evidence to support a sexual harassment complaint against the legislator.

And another state legislator — Republican Sen. Larry Crowder — faces new allegations as well. His accuser is another state lawmaker who cites two incidents of misconduct.

The state Supreme Court granted The Colorado Independent’s emergency petition for help in a legal dispute to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct from 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a death penalty case.

Colorado ended the insurance of a state trooper’s widow days after his death. Lawmakers are considering legislation to prevent that from happening again.

The Colorado Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on a case between a man and the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority after it forced him to sell his worker housing.

After the government shut down barely long enough for news outlets to report on it, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will boost spending and allow the federal government to reopen.

Chief Justice John Roberts might be asked to testify before Congress regarding the Nunes memo. It’s unclear how the separation of powers issues would work, but it’s possible.

Just before today’s Olympic opening ceremony, Russia lost an appeal to have 45 banned athletes allowed to compete.

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