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Colorado's state Capitol in Denver. Photo: Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Colorado became the blue state that's gone the farthest toward creating a public option yesterday, when its legislature passed a bill directing state agencies to come up with a plan by November, AP reports.

Details: The public option would compete with private insurance plans on the individual market, but it's not clear yet whether it'd be offered on or off Colorado’s exchange.

  • Enrollment could begin in 2020, and if the federal government approves the plan, the public option could begin operation in 2021.

What we're watching: Whether approving anything expanding government's role in health insurance fits the Trump administration's definition of giving states more flexibility, assuming that this administration would be the one that needs to approve Colorado's plan.

  • We're also watching, of course, the details of whatever plan emerges, and how much of an impact it may have on consumers and the market.

Go deeper: Medicare option is popular but vague among Democrats

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Tiger Woods crash: What we know

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Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery to repair damage to his right leg and ankle, after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Tuesday in which his SUV ran off the road.

What we know: The golf star "is currently awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, according to a late-night statement from his team.

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Corporate America pressures Congress to act on stimulus

Big corporations and top CEOs are putting pressure on Congress and the White House to pass economic stimulus measures, as the political debate drags on.

Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Heather Higginbottom, a former Obama administration official and president of the JPMorgan Chase Policy Center, about why her organization just published its first-ever set of policy recommendations.

Capitol repairs, security top $30M since Jan. 6 attacks

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The Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton on Wednesday said that repairs and security expenses related to the Jan. 6 insurrection have already cost more than $30 million.

The state of play: Congressional appropriations committees have allocated the $30 million for repairs and perimeter fencing around the Capitol building through March 31, per NPR.