Editor’s note: With a ex-brewpub owner as governor, maybe it should have been called the “bottoms up” tour.
By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
HICKENLOOPER’S ‘BOTTOM UP’ economic development tour took him to Fruita, Edwards, Durango, Del Norte, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Limon and Loveland. Here’s what local news orgs said along the way.
WE’RE NOT QUITTING, Pinnacol Assurance execs assert (and Kovaleski reports).
NEARLY ONE IN 10 COLORADO STUDENTS attend a school either not located in, or not run by, the district in which they live, show state figures analyzed by Ed News Colorado. Check your district’s stats here.
COLORADO’S MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR is no longer eligible. He, Frank McNulty, House speaker. She, Shannon Csotty, Kenney Group consultant most recently working for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA. Post was first with story.
EX-SECRETARY OF STATE BUESCHER gives MLK speech in Garfield County, laments campaign-finance system as “completely, irretrievably broken.”
HICK AND WATER-DESIGNEE STULP are a “great team,” The Chieftain declares.
FETAL HOMICIDE: One month after an unborn child died at the hands of a hit and run driver, one Colorado legislator is working on a bill that would criminalize fetal homicide. Rep. Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs) tells KDVR that 35 states currently have a similar law on the books.
FUND DRIVE TO BEGIN WHEN? Colorado Preservation Inc. will launch its Share in the Care campaign Wednesday, the group tells the DBJ’s Paula Moore. Post says the event is today. State Bill Colorado is toeing the line: “one day this week.” Share in the Care has a new website.
PICTURED ON FACEBOOK: Legislators on the Republican Study Committee, meeting yesterday to hear from Bill Armstrong.
STATE INTEREST IN CLIMATE CHANGE, already low, continues to decline. Source: Pew.
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HIGHER TAXES? Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, said at a public meeting in Boulder that by restoring tax rates to minimally higher levels, the state’s higher education crisis could be somewhat alleviated, Colorado Independent reports. The forum was arranged by a grassroots organization, PLAN Boulder.
HEADLINES: Mixed bag of business bios makes for eclectic Legislature (DBJ-subscription).
CONFIDENTIAL TO THE STATESMAN’S JERRY KOPEL: Nice column about lobbyists and the Capitol. But the lobbyists don’t have lockers (your Rule 9). They don’t even have cubbies.
BIRTHDAYS: Andy White, Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
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