Gold Dome: Republicans Try to Slow Down Death Penalty Repeal

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Colorado’s legislature has typically been used as a model for a collegial, collaborative legislature. But that wasn’t really the case yesterday when Republicans, who were unhappy with how quickly the Democrat-led death penalty repeal was moving  through the legislature, did their best to slow things down.

And within the Democratic Party, lawmakers are slowing Gov. Jared Polis’ plan for funding full-day kindergarten out of fears about a slowing economy.

We all grumble about losing an hour of sleep during the spring time change (well, I do anyway), but at least one state lawmaker wants to actually do something about it.

Labor policies are changing at Colorado companies. Fewer than half of employers will fire employees for marijuana use, and fewer companies use pre-hiring drug screening.

A bill to increase the number of judges on several Colorado courts is headed to the governor’s desk.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann isn’t satisfied with a judge’s decision to throw out charges for high school administrators who were accused of failing to report a student’s allegation she’d been sexually assaulted. McCann is appealed the ruling that the administrators were immune to prosecution.

Colorado sells a lot of EV vehicles, but without a zero-emissions mandate, some electric-car makers are passing over the state.

The Colorado Supreme Court decided not to retroactively fire a former Court of Appeals judge who had used racial epithets to describe another judge. The court did, however, opt to publicly censure her and accept her formal resignation.

Hollywood actors and executives were swept up in a nationwide college admissions bribery scam; they are all being charged with collectively paying $6 million to get their kids into elite schools.

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