Gold Dome: Senate Considers Another Legislator Expulsion

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Senate Democrats are asking for debate on a resolution that could lead to the expulsion of Sen. Randy Baumgardner. 

But Senate President Kevin Grantham said last week’s decision in the House to expel a legislator would have no bearing on how similar cases in the Senate are resolved.

Colorado’s caucuses convened last night to begin the process of deciding who will move on to county, congressional and state-level party conventions that will pick candidates for attorney general, state treasurer, Congress and other lower offices.

And at least in Longmont, members of both major political parties agreed there needs to be more participation in the electoral process and less divisiveness in political discourse.

The Colorado State Senate Agriculture Committee will vote this week on a bill that would codify an appeals court ruling in Martinez vs. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. The bill would would delay and possibly curb energy production.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a Denver businessman who is a self-described marijuana stock guru for allegedly promoting a penny stock publicly while dumping 6.4 million shares for $7 million.

A 20-year-old man in Oregon is suing Dick’s Sporting Goods and Wal Mart after the two retailers refused to sell him a rifle after changing their policies for gun sales for customers under 21.

The Trump administration is suing the State of California over three state laws that make California a sanctuary state. Administration officials said the laws obstruct federal immigration law and violate the Constitution’s supremacy clause.

The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented House Speaker Crisanta Duran its public official of the year award.

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