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Gold Dome: Government Shutdown Imminent?

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO Signs seem to be pointing toward a government shutdown taking place later today. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet said he’s holding out on a stop-gap measure in favor of addressing DACA concerns, and Republican Sen. […]

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Gold Dome: Another Lebsock Accuser Steps Forward

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO A third woman has filed a formal sexual harassment complaint against Rep. Steve Lebsock. Former aide Cassie Tanner alleges the state legislator unbuttoned her blouse at a bar in 2015. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the accusations […]

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Gold Dome: AGs Take on Marijuana Banking

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO A group of 18 attorneys general, including Colorado’s Cynthia Coffman, sent a letter to congressional leadership asking that Congress pass measures to safeguard marijuana businesses in how they deal with the banking industry. Denver […]

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Gold Dome: Election Season Begins

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO The 2018 election campaigning officially begins today, with heavy focus on the gubernatorial race. Colorado hit ridesharing app company Lyft with a $224,000 fine to settle claims that it allowed a driver with a […]

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Gold Dome: MLK Day Marade Continues Despite Snow and Ice

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO Despite the snow, ice and cold weather, the MLK Day Marade is continuing as planned. Hawaii officials apologized after accidentally sending out a warning that a ballistic missile was headed toward the island state on Saturday. Colorado […]

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Gold Dome: Hickenlooper Delivers Final State of the State Address

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper laid out an extensive agenda for legislators in the 2018 legislative session in his final State of the State address. Key points include dealing with problems involving the PERA pension fund, rural broadband […]

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Gold Dome: Back to Work at the Legislature

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO The second session of the 71st General Assembly began yesterday, with a focus on sexual harassment from legislators and the general public. Even before the day began, legislators were greeted with a protest on the […]

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Gold Dome: Sen. Cheri Jahn Leaves the Party

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO The growing political divide in Colorado pushed Sen. Cheri Jahn to leave the Democratic Party and become the state’s only unaffiliated legislator. The U.S. Senate returns today with Democrats emboldened by a slight shift in […]

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Gold Dome: Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO The Colorado Judicial Department has paid out $55,000 in two years to victims of sexual harassment. In addition to those settlements, there were eight other investigations of allegations within the branch since 2012. The […]

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Gold Dome: Tax Bill Passes

Tweet Editor’s Note: Under the Gold Dome is your weekly dispatch covering Colorado’s political news. If you haven’t already, Subscribe here.  Compiled by STATE BILL COLORADO Colorado’s U.S. legislators followed the party line in the tax bill vote yesterday. The House will vote again today after language in the plan was found to be in violation of Senate rules. Gov. John Hickenlooper […]

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