Gold Dome: Hickenlooper Signs 2018 State Budget

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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the $28.9 fiscal state budget for 2018-19 into law Monday. It sets aside $495 million for transportation projects and $225 million for PERA.

Sen. Bob Gardner has pulled Senate Bill 264, which would have prohibited teachers from striking with threats of sanctions such as firings or even jail time. Gardner cited dwindling time left in the legislative session to debate a controversial bill such as 264.

 

A bill that would allow law enforcement to seize firearms from mentally ill people has drawn support from slain sheriff’s deputy Zack Parrish’s family. District Attorney George Brauchler told CBS Denver that those who call the bill a “gun grabber” haven’t read it.

Boulder City Council will hear a second reading of an ordinance Tuesday that seeks to ban sale and possession of assault weapons and bump stocks.

The NOlympics Committee, a group opposed to a Denver bid to host a Winter Olympics, introduced a ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide on using public dollars to host the games.

Utility company Central Arizona Project met with Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming Monday over a dispute concerning major uses of the Colorado River and its waterways.

On Monday, the New York Times published the list of 49 questions that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump during interviews, including questions pertaining to campaign interference by Russia, Michael Flynn, James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

President Trump delayed imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union again Monday night.

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