Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Now that the Colorado legislature’s 2018 session is over — and after we wrote about 101 bills state lawmakers passed or rejected — many of us over here at The Denver Post politics team are heading straight into campaign mode.

That doesn’t mean the Colorado politics world has stopped churning out news outside of November’s election — from a big-name gubernatorial appointment, to a new Colorado Supreme Court judge and a Centennial state stopover by a prominent billionaire Democrat who wants President Donald Trump impeached.

The University of Colorado A Line is in the news again (and not for its successes) and Denver’s Green Roof Initiative is not going to look like the policy voters passed in November 2017.

Unfortunately, we also have to report that Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan lost his battle with cancer over the weekend. (We’re thinking of his loved ones.)

Fresh news: Voters will decide whether to pass bipartisan gerrymandering reforms in November.

AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver PostSenate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, shakes hands with House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, after signing a resolution at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Lawmakers joined Gov. John Hickenlooper to kick off a formal campaign to establish independent redistricting and reapportionment commissions.ROLL CALL
Teachers are not happy about the last-minute deal state lawmakers reached to stabilize PERA, Colorado’s underfunded pension system.
What you need to know about the $32 billion PERA overhaul.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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