Gold Dome: Republicans say Tate is Cleared of Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Allegations leveled against state Sen. Jack Tate last year do not amount to sexual harassment, the Colorado legislature’s top Republican said in a letter that also clears Tate of any employment-law violations.

This week’s budget negotiations included a $35 million education amendment to add security to schools.

Two groups that were preparing to battle on the November ballot over how Colorado draws its political lines have joined forces in a  bargain they say will end partisan gerrymandering.

Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman told a GOP group last week that, were she governor, she would sign a bill removing protection based on sexual orientation from Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

In a legal challenge of the I-70 expansion project, attorneys representing the Sierra Club and community groups argued in court this week that the expansion of the highway to handle more traffic will only exacerbate health risks for nearby residents.

Many county jails are not purpose built — such as one in Saguache County, which was converted from a former Sheriff’s house — and fixes require tax increases with voter approval.

After last year’s efforts to curb early childhood suspensions failed in the legislature, lawmakers are backing off on the efforts for this year.

Gov. John Hickenlooper made 17 more pardons yesterday for non-violent drug offenders.

The City of Denver went offline with some technical bugs for several hours on Wednesday, but the city says it’s not from malicious activity.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not be appointing a second special counsel to investigate claims of wrongdoing by the FBI.

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