Gold Dome: Sex Ed Bill Takes Over the Capitol

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The biggest bill of the legislative session thus far is one dealing with sex ed in public schools. The committee hearing for the bill went late into the night and had roughly 300 people signed up to testify on the bill.

Sen. Cory Gardner said he stands behind President Donald Trump in his bid for reelection because he knows what Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris would do to Colorado.

Gardner also has some new competition for his Senate seat, though, in former Democratic state senator and gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston.

Gov. Jared Polis finds himself in a high-risk, high-reward situation in the middle of the Denver teachers labor dispute.

The annual Outdoor Retailer Snow Show got started with a bang as three major industry groups announced the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership, which will push for policies fighting climate change.

The case involving Denver’s Church of Cannabis is getting a new day in court after a mistrial last year.

Federal drug enforcement agents launched a coordinated raid of up to 50 suspected black-market marijuana grow houses in the Denver metro area this morning.

And in other marijuana law news, a corporate lawyer was found guilty of conspiring in a securities fraud scheme involving a company that sells hydroponic cannabis grow equipment.

One Louisiana public defender handled 194 in one day in April. In Rhode Island, one public defender handled dozens of cases in a morning with defendants getting just a couple minutes of court time. Around the country, public defenders are struggling to offer the constitutionally required level of representation.

 

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