Gold Dome: Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary

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Colorado native David Bernhardt was confirmed as Interior Secretary. Colorado’s senators split in their support of his confirmation.

Sen. Cory Gardner is starting his Senate reelection campaign with more than $2 million raised and $3.4 million in cash on hand.

Dean Williams, the head of the Department of Corrections, is focusing on reducing recidivism by getting inmates working and getting them a job before they leave.

Democrats are pushing late session bills that bring campaign finance reforms such as disclosures for campaign finance, automatic voter registration, longer voting hours and more poll locations.

A bill mandating literacy training for Colorado teachers is advancing in the statehouse, but critics worry it doesn’t do enough to address Colorado’s student literacy levels.

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring sales tax changes for online retailers. One component, driven by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from last year, has some businesses worried it could chase them out of business.

An even deeper dive into Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s big gifts. They are all legal and within campaign limits, though some say companies’ method of giving gifts to the politician are “an obvious endrun around campaign limits.”

The New Hampshire Senate voted to abolish the death penalty, which would make it the 21st state in the country to do so unless the governor vetoes the bill.

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