Gold Dome: Denver Looks to Vacate Marijuana Offenses

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Denver is following Boulder’s lead in vacating low-level marijuana offenses. Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a “citywide effort” to vacate and expunge low-level marijuana convictions for residents.

Republican state senator Jack Tate, who has been accused of sexual harassment, said he won’t seek reelection in 2020. He says his decision predates the allegations.

Gov. Hickenlooper had asked the Colorado Supreme Court to sort out a TABOR and Gallagher amendment issue he said is hamstringing fire, school and library districts. Yesterday the court rejected Hickenlooper’s interrogatories.

A rise in activity from anti-Semitic organizations in Colorado is prompting authorities to take additional security precautions to protect Gov.-elect Jared Polis.

RTD’s A-Line troubles have involved a lot of back-and-forth with federal regulators about reimbursement for fines and penalties, and nobody outside RTD knows how high the legal spend is.

Colorado’s chances of hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics are fading, so the state is considering co-hosting with Utah, instead.

Public defenders across the state have filed 64 requests to judges in recent weeks to get mentally ill people deemed incompetent moved out of jails. Public defenders allege their constitutional rights are being violated sitting in jail, pre-trial, before being convicted of anything.

The 2018 election results mean Democrats will have a three-vote majority on state House legislative committees, which vet, debate and amend potential bills before the full body deliberates them, leadership in the lower chamber announced Sunday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Colorado took a hardline stance against Denver’s proposed supervised injection site, comparing them to crackhouses and saying there is no data suggesting they will work to reduce overdose deaths.

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has cooperated with prosecutors and should get little or no prison time, according to a court filing by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.

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