Gold Dome: Last Day of the Session

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It’s the final day of the 2018 legislative session, but there are still several issues left outstanding, such as solving PERA’s funding problems, figuring out how to introduce high alcohol content beer to grocery stores and the future of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

And that last day is likely to be a barn burner. At least up until 11:59 when the session must end.

We’ll see how much money matters when Phil Weiser faces off against Rep. Joe Salazar in the Democratic attorney general primary next month. Weiser currently has an $800,000 lead over his rival.

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday rejected a measure to renovate Centennial Correctional Facility-South so it can house the general prison population.

And in the first reporting period for the Boulder district attorney race, DA Michael Dougherty has raised $38,000 in the race to keep his new job, while State Rep. Mike Foote raised more than $50,000.

Boulder’s climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies might present a novel legal question, but “litigation to recover damages is a poor method of dealing with this difficult problem.” 

Denver Post journalists gathered outside their offices and the New York City offices of Alden Global Capital to demand the paper’s hedge fund owner invest in its newsrooms or sell to someone who will.

Equifax’s data breach continues to get bigger every time it gets discussed. Equifax revised the number of people potentially impacted, telling Congress that tens of thousands more could be compromised after hackers possibly obtained images of their driver’s licenses, passports and other identifying papers.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have questioned a Russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments his company’s US affiliate made to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, after the election.

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