By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
IT’S NON-PROFIT DAY AT THE CAPITOL. At 10:15 a.m., Hickenlooper remarks in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. Tonight, the Colorado Nonprofit Association and Junior League of Denver host a Legislative Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204, Contact : Edie Busam 303-523-6236, Gerry Rasel, 303-832-5710, ext. 203.
ALSO ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR: Chain Pharmacies Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., U Club.
DEMS GRUMBLE about Hickenlooper budget.
LITWIN CALLS HICK’S BUDGET a savvy political move.
NO BILLS INTRODUCED WEDNESDAY. Subscribers, your Virtual Bill Box is here.
LOTSA INTEREST IN immigrant-tuition bill, 1:30 p.m., Senate Education, SCR-356. Also, Kerr-Brophy bike bill, 1:30 p.m., House Judiciary, HCR-0107.
YES, THE DAVID E. BATH HIT WITH A 30-DAY SUSPENSION, stayed pending probation, by the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge is disgraced former Rep. David Bath. It turns out Bath also was suspended for 75 days in 2010.
IS IT JUST US, OR DOES THE COLORADO INDEPENDENT seem to be writing a heckuva lot of stories about the civil unions legislation? Eight stories so far, and the bill hasn’t hit committee.
MMJ ADVOCATES RELEASE VIDEO of Sonnenberg tearing up bill amendment favorable to MMJ advocates.
LOBBYISTS GRUMBLING about lack of improvements to Secretary of State’s registration website. Many, many hours wasted earlier this week entering data multiple times.
REP. KEITH KING’S SCHOOL SALARY probably will be cut.
VIDAL DECIDES to take on Boulder.
A NEW JOB FOR SOMEBODY: Ex-Rep. Betsy Markey’s is in D.C.
CS INDY HAS THUMBSUCKER about Merrifield’s latest try for Springs City Council.
TODAY’S HICKENLOOPER SKED: The governor talks to publishers of the Colorado Press Association in an “invitation-only” luncheon at the governor’s mansion. 2:30, remarks at Realtor Day at the Capitol. Location: Old Supreme Court Chambers.
FROM THE DEAD-BILL BIN: Arizona-style immigration (again). E-Verify.
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NOT THE ELEGANT GOVERNMENT WE WERE HOPING FOR. The House made witnesses, others cool their jets for more than four hours as they debated “budget-balancing” supplemental bill package.
HE SAID IT: “We’ve said all along that the challenge isn’t going to be between the House and the first floor. The challenge is going to be what happens with Senate Democrats.” — Speaker Frank McNulty.
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