For the first time since 2002, Colorado elected a Democrat, Phil Weiser, to serve as attorney general. The prevailing wisdom is that this development portends more aggressive regulation and enforcement and, in the current political climate, increased actions against the federal government.
Certainly, that will be the case with Weiser — he has already talked about expanding efforts to hold industry participants accountable for the opioid epidemic, increasing penalties for companies perpetrating financial scams and generally looking to file more actions against companies putting consumers at risk, intentionally or recklessly. He’s also joined a number of lawsuits opposing the federal government’s actions related to the environment and health care.
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