CO CONSERVATIVES PUSH TO RECALL DEMOCRATIC GOV, LAWMAKERS

Conservatives in COLORADO are pushing to recall Gov. Jared Polis (D) and two Democratic state senators. The recall effort comes after a legislative session in which Democrats who now control the state’s General Assembly pushed through oil and gas regulations and a gun control measure, among other things. (STATELINE)

MI GOP SUES TO BLOCK REDISTRICTING BY COMMISSION

MICHIGAN Republicans have filed a lawsuit to block a voter-approved constitutional amendment turning over the drawing of political districts from the Legislature to a redistricting commission beginning in 2021. The GOP lawmakers who currently control that process in the state allege that the amendment unconstitutionally bars recent candidates for local, state or federal office, state employees and others from serving as commissioners. (WXYZ [DETROIT])

NEW BALLOT MEASURE REQUIREMENTS FACE LEGAL CHALLENGE IN SD

A Democratic political activist in SOUTH DAKOTA has filed a federal lawsuit to block a bill passed in the last legislative session (HB 1094), imposing new requirements on groups that promote ballot measures, from taking effect in 2020. The activist, Cory Heidelberger, alleges the measure is aimed at eliminating one of the few means available for Democrats to shape policy in a state dominated by the GOP. (ARGUS LEADER)

-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK