Gold Dome: Death Penalty Repeal Passes Committee

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Colorado’s death penalty repeal bill passed its first legislative hurdle. It might have trouble ahead in the state Senate as a whole, though.

Colorado political heavyweight and WilmerHale attorney Ken Salazar spoke out against the state’s proposed oil and gas overhaul. He said it was too extreme for Colorado.

Weld County is the latest to join a group of counties resisting the state’s proposed red flag legislation. The counties have said the legislation is unconstitutional and have said their sheriffs won’t be expected to enforce it if the bill passes.

Democrats are considering putting a ballot measure before voters asking them to remove the spending cap in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Luis Benitez is leaving the Colorado Outdoor Industry Office for VF Corp.

A bill in the Senate would change how significant student growth gets factored into teacher evaluations and would change the frequency of those evaluations.

After journalists reported on illnesses spreading inside the Aurora ICE detention center, dozens of detainees are going on hunger strikes over the quarantines.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is questioning whether the “Right to Survive” ballot measure — which includes provisions like doing away with Denver’s ordinance on sitting and lying in public — is the right way to overturn the city’s camping ban.

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