Compiled by Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
LIKE CIVIL UNIONS, IT WAS PROBABLY TOO MUCH TO EXPECT that a split statehouse would suddenly embrace in-state tuition for undocumented workers, especially considering that Democrats couldn’t get the measure passed in the years when they controlled the governor’s office, the House and the Senate. Supporters pinned their hopes on the makeup of the House Education Committee, where “the measure probably stood its best chance,” The Post’s Tim Hoover writes. It wasn’t to be, with Republicans rejecting the measure en masse. Coverage here from Education News, The Post, 9News, Associated Press.
TOP STORY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IN COLORADO HEALTH CARE: Larry Liston.
NOT THE CAN-DO LEGISLATURE WE WERE HOPING FOR: Bipartisan redistricting blows up.
TELLING THE CHIEF JUSTICE WHAT TO DO, John Hickenlooper is.
THAT BRUCE INDICTMENT? It’s bare bones.
DENVER MAYOR’S RACE is boring Mike Littwin.
UP TODAY: Solitary confinement. Repeal HB 10-1192 Related To Software.
PROGRESSING: Health exchanges.
HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS:
7:30 a.m. – remarks at the iDE and RedLine launch of the Smithsonian Exhibition, Design for the Other 90%. Location: Redline, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver.
DINNER ON YOUR OWN: Nothing on the social calendar.
TOMORROW’S MEMORIAL: Floyd M. Sack.
ANCHORED DOWN IN ANCHORAGE: Bill Ritter.
ANCHORED DOWN IN COLORADO SPRINGS: Karl Rove.
WTF? Denver Post’s website has this headline “Councilman Charlie Brown sees a turkey outside his office window, insert joke here” but no story. At least, not at 8:15 a.m.
HE SAID IT: “I’m just like these kids that we’re trying to help here today. The difference for me is that the Cubans got political asylum from the United States and my residency was established immediately.” — Denver interim Mayor Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, a Cuban immigrant and the city’s first foreign-born mayor.
HE SAID IT: “It is very important that we allot the limited amount of money that the state has to our constituents, and a person who is not a citizen of this country cannot be a constituent. — Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker.
HE SAID IT: “It saddens me no matter how I vote.” — Rep. Robert Ramirez, R-Westminster.
HE SAID IT: “I feel good, but I look like a pirate.” — Rep. Larry Liston.
HE SAID IT: “Let’s be honest. Hickenlooper would be governor and mayor both if someone would let him. I’m just hoping it doesn’t go to a vote.” — Post’s Mike Littwin.
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