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Gold Dome: Candidates Gearing up for Primaries

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. Under the Gold Dome will be in your inbox every Wednesday while the General Assembly is out of session. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill reauthorizing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission until 2027. Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates will participate in a debate […]

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Gold Dome: Boulder Passes Assault Rifle Ban

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. Under the Gold Dome will be in your inbox every Wednesday while the General Assembly is out of session. Boulder’s City Council voted unanimously last night to ban assault-style weapons. The ban doesn’t affect gun owners who already have them, though. […]

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Gold Dome: Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. The state legislature came to a last-minute agreement on filling holes in the state’s pension fund. The bill addresses a $32 billion shortfall over the next three decades. Also, a bill reauthorizing Colorado’s Division of Civil Rights and the Colorado […]

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Gold Dome: Last Day of the Session

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. It’s the final day of the 2018 legislative session, but there are still several issues left outstanding, such as solving PERA’s funding problems, figuring out how to introduce high alcohol content beer to grocery stores and the future of the […]

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Gold Dome: Red Flag Bill Gets Red Light

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. A Colorado state Senate committee voted against a “red flag” bill that would have allowed law enforcement or family members to legally remove firearms from mentally ill people deemed a threat to themselves or others. The Colorado Supreme Court decided to keep […]

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Gold Dome: Trump Might not Comply With Subpoena

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer for President Donald Trump, said that Trump doesn’t have to comply with a subpoena from the Mueller investigation and that Trump could plead the Fifth. As to whether Trump will, Giuliani said he doesn’t know. Facilitating “vote trading” will […]

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Gold Dome: Dems Protest Baumgardner Punishment

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. Colorado Senate Democrats said Republican Sen. Randy Baumgardner got a slap on the wrist for repeatedly accused of sexual and workplace harassment. They said they’d keep demanding the lawmaker’s resignation. Gubernatorial frontrunners Cary Kennedy and Mike Johnston received a huge amount of […]

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Gold Dome: Red Flag Bill Moves Ahead for Now

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. The Colorado House gave initial approval to the “Red Flag bill,” which would give some firepower to those looking to take guns away from at-risk people who could be dangerous. As Denver’s homeless sweeps trial went to a pre-trial conference, […]

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Gold Dome: Trump Swears in Pompeo as Secretary of State

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn must be added to the Republican primary ballot in June. The $193 million dollar bond package approved by Denver voters in November is now being put to use. The first […]

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Gold Dome: Hickenlooper Signs 2018 State Budget

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.   Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the $28.9 fiscal state budget for 2018-19 into law Monday. It sets aside $495 million for transportation projects and $225 million for PERA. Sen. Bob Gardner has pulled Senate Bill 264, which would have prohibited […]

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