Gold Dome: Legislature Hears Budget Testimony

I missed last night’s Super Bowl, but I guess I wouldn’t say I missed much by the sound of it. I personally was still a little sore about the prospect of watching the St. Louis Los Angeles Rams in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, but hopefully all you viewers out there at least had some good snacks.

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State legislators on Friday introduced a bill that is intended to lower health insurance premiums by helping the insurers pay for high-cost claims.

This week at the Capitol, among other hearings, the Join Budget Committee will hear testimony on the budget and a House committee will consider a media literacy bill.

Colorado’s legislature might be used as a model for Congress of a lawmaking body that can get things done.

The state’s overall crime rate and jail population are mostly steady, but prosecutors around Colorado are filing more felony charges. The increase is thought to be tied to rising drug addiction.

Democrats for Education Reform was behind a text message campaign urging Denver residents to write Gov. Jared Polis and Denver school board members in support of a key aspect of the district’s pay proposal and in opposition to a teachers strike.

Denver is hiring a “cannabis process manager” to help marijuana entrepreneurs navigate the red tape involved in starting their new businesses.

After a four-day trial, one of the founders of Denver’s International Church of Cannabis was found guilty of violating laws regarding public consumption and clean air.

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is challenging Sen. Cory Gardner for his seat on the U.S. Senate.

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, saying she’d rather have the state focus on violent crimes and improving law enforcement’s community relations.

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