Under The Gold Dome: Clock Strikes Midnight On Redistricting

Compiled by Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO

THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE muddled past midnight with no agreement on congressional redistricting, one of only two things — the budget is the other — it had to accomplish this year. It’s either an ‘F’ or .500, depending on how you score it. The non-decision possibly closes the door on any agreement this term. As the clock ticked past midnight, there was more finger-pointing than cohesive argument, Ivan Moreno of the Associated Press reports. The debate went so late it missed the morning edition of The Post. SILVER LINING: If it goes to court, that’s good news for our sister news org, Law Week Colorado, winner of 14 journalism awards recently.

LATE START TODAY for both House and Senate.

BUT YOU HAVE HALF THE POWER: “Circumstances beyond our control” derailed negotiations, McNulty says.

HICKENLOOPER MAKES STEALTH TOUR to proposed NASA innovation park site in Loveland.

SHOULDN’T THE COLORADO CHANNEL AUTHORITY televise Hummers?

PROGRESSING: Synthetic marijuana ban. Higher-ed performance funding. Educational mandates. Unemployment insurance trust fund. Governor’s energy-office overhaul. Auto-dealership upgrades. Reinstate tax ban on downloaded software.

KILLED: Driving while high. Med-pot activists call it “huge victory.”

SIGNED BILLS: Here.

MIKE LITTWIN on “Romejia.’

COLORADO NEVER FOLLOWED THROUGH ON PLAN for Fort Lyon.

TODAY’S CALENDARS. House. Senate.

SUBSCRIBERS: Your Virtual Bill Box is here. Your Personal Calendar is here.

BEER SUMMIT TODAY? No public events for Hickenlooper.

TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR: There’s a party on sine die, but not before!

STATE ETHICS PROBE REQUESTED by Adams County commissioners.

STATE RETIREMENT PLAN could use more taxpayer representatives, Hick suggests.

HE SAID IT: “Why have we never seen them step up like the alcohol industry and say, ‘Hey, if you’re going to smoke THC marijuana, smoke responsibly. Why have we never seen them run an ad that says, ‘Friends don’t let friends drive high.’” — Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction.

HE SAID IT: “Finally, we have an association. I joined the night of the kick off party. Every lobbyist should be a member of this association. If you haven’t joined do it now.” — Corky Kyle

SHE SANG IT: “Wake up, Massey, I’ve got some great dope to smoke with you.” — Rep. Millie Hamner, in annual Hummers show, to Rod Stewart’s “Wake Up Maggie.”

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