IN LOCAL NEWS
Holding Lobbyists Accountable
An investigation into a lobbyist’s alleged sexual misconduct at the state Capitol shows a hole in harassment policies. Under the Capitol’s current workplace policy, there is no mechanism to hold lobbyists and other third parties who work there accountable if they harass someone.
Time is Running Out at the Capitol
Time is ticking down and Democratic lawmakers still have a long wish list of what they want to get done this session. The paid family leave bill is still out there, and a few health bills are as well.
Oil and Gas Company Sued for Emissions Violations
The EPA and the state of Colorado are suing oil and gas company HighPoint Operating Corporation for allegedly failing to follow emissions requirements for storage tanks. The company could pay millions in damages.
Sanctuary State Bill Faces Resistance from Polis
A bill that would codify a court ruling preventing jails from honoring ICE detainers and prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of ICE is drawing concern from Gov. Jared Polis. It’s unclear whether there’s enough time for lawmakers to make him happy and pass the bill.
El Paso County Picks new County Attorney
Diana May, a veteran attorney and assistant county attorney has been tapped to become the new El Paso County attorney.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
House Dems Considering Impeachment
House Democrats said they could see impeachment proceedings “possibly coming,” following the Mueller report’s release.
SCOTUS to Take on Gay Rights Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will take up a set of cases that involve gay rights and Title VII protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace.
Census Arguments Tomorrow
And the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on the controversial census case that deals with whether to add a citizenship question.
Courts Considering Bail Bond Industry as RICO Enterprise
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on the bail bond industry in a suit filed after bounty hunters stormed a Montana home to apprehend a man who missed a court date.
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