By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
REP. RAMIREZ PROVIDED A BIT of suspense during the roll call vote on the so-called schools “parent-trigger” bill, according to Education News Colorado, first passing and then pausing for a long time – scratching his brow and looking anxious – before asking Massey, “Mr. Chair, may we take a recess?” Massey explained that the vote had to continue, and Ramirez voted no, ensuring the bill’s defeat.
THAT CONSERVATION EASEMENT BILL? It’s retooled.
FINALLY INTRODUCED: Grocery-store beer bill.
CALDARA FILES tax-decrease ballot measure.
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: Brophy’s permanent daylight-savings time bill is up today.
SOLITARY CONFINEMENT VOTE put off.
AN ONSLAUGHT OF BUDGET CUTS has hit mental health services in states, including Colorado, struggling to weather economic woes.
NOW THAT’S A FIRST: An official from the Park County GOP asks redistricting committee to keep his county divided.
NOT THE ECONOMIC NEWS WE WERE HOPING FOR: Colorado exports are up but lag growth nationally.
TODAY’S HICKENLOOPER SCHEDULE:
* 12:20 p.m. –- Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will host media availability. Location: Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St.
* 2 p.m. –- joining U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan to hold conference call on education reform.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day, 2nd Floor, Contact : George Dibble 303-601-1619
BOIGON MIMICS HICKENLOOPER but doesn’t jump.
SHE SAID IT: “You’ve got out-of-state chain stores pitching bills that will put Coloradans out of business and sell full-strength alcohol in the same places our minors buy gasoline and slushies.” — Jeanne McEvoy, director of the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association.
SHE SAID IT: “When in doubt, keep ’em out.” — Rep. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, of student-athletes who suffer concussions.
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