Legal Lasso: Legislature Acts on Plastic Bags, Pay Equity Bill Killed in DC

Legal Lasso

Legal Lasso is Law Week’s morning roundup for legal  headlines across the state. Each morning, we take stock of legal issues and happenings, so be sure to sign up for Legal Lasso to stay up-to-date on all of Colorado’s legal news, and be sure to subscribe to Law Week Colorado.

Law Week’s now an online-only news outlet, bringing news out as soon as it becomes available! Make sure to get your print subscription moved over now or sign up for a new subscription!

IN LOCAL NEWS

General Assembly Sets Ban for Plastic Bags, Styrofoam Packaging

Colorado legislators sent Gov. Jared Polis a measure that would ban most single-use plastic bags and styrofoam packaging in the state, with the mandates kicking in as of 2024. There are exceptions to the plastic bag ban for restaurants that use them for and businesses that are only operating in Colorado with less than three locations. (Colorado Sun)

Members of State Congressional Delegation Push Harris to Keep Space Command in Colorado Springs 

Colorado’s two U.S. senators and six of its seven members of the House of Representatives urged Vice President Harris, newly-appointed as the chairperson of the National Space Council, to visit Colorado Springs and tour armed forces and aerospace facilities in the city. The legislators sent Harris a letter that pushes the state’s case for keeping U.S. Space Command in the state’s second-largest city. (Space News)

Rockies’ Legend Walker to Get Hall of Fame Induction in September

Larry Walker, the slugging Colorado Rockies outfielder who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020, will be inducted as a member on Sept. 8. The first Rockies player to be elected to the shrine, Walker will join New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons, and the late Major League Baseball Players Association leader Marvin Miller as inductees. (Denver Post)

Frontier Airlines Kicks Off Service to Grand Junction

Direct air service is now available from Frontier Airlines for travelers from Denver to Grand Junction. (Grand Junction Sentinel)  

Colorado’s Hazy Skies a Product of Southwest Heat and Fires 

The blue skies of Colorado have been a bit murky lately. Here is a story that explains why. (The Coloradoan)  

NATIONAL NEWS

Biden Ends TikTok and WeChat Ban 

President Biden has ended the Trump era ban on Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, but will subject them to security oversight. (The Washington Post)

GOP Filibusters Fair Pay Legislation  

Republicans in the U.S. Senate used the filibuster to block a bill that would promote pay equity. The proposed Paycheck Fairness Act would have required employers to prove that differences in compensation given to men and women are related to job duties. (New York Times)

NOAA Fisheries to End Non-Indigenous Salmon Fishing on West Coast to Protet Orcas  

The Biden administration has announced a proposal to restrict commercial and recreational Pacific salmon fishing from Washington’s coast to central California in an effort to protect endangered orcas. (The Oregonian) 

Georgia Senator Puts Assets in Blind Trust 
Sen. Jon Ossof, a Democrat elected to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate last year, has fulfilled a campaign promise to put all of his financial assets into a blind trust. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Missouri Abortion Law 

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against a Missouri statute that forbids abortions after eight weeks of gestation. (Detroit News) 

Law Week Colorado is the state’s only news outlet specifically for lawyers, law firms, corporate counsel and the judiciary.

To submit information or press releases, shoot us a message at [email protected]

Previous article“Whizzer” White’s Legacy in Law
Next articleAnnie Kao to Become State Government Ethics Commissioner

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here