Under The Gold Dome: Just One More Week Of This

Compiled by Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT, and it’s either Hancock or Romer.

HAVE YOU FILLED OUT YOUR ‘BEST OF THE CAPITOL’ BALLOT YET? It’s here.

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INTRODUCING the Tequila Party.

MCINNIS ON LAW-LICENSE DECISION: It’s “bittersweet news.”

TAKING ON WESTMINSTER’S DALBEY EDUCATION INSTITUTE: John Suthers.

NOT A SHOCKER: Pace running.

ALSO NOT A SHOCKER: Shaffer still undecided.

VETOED: SB-213, requiring higher payment from some kids enrolled in state health care program.

HE BROKE THE BUDGET FRAMEWORK, ACCORDING TO FRANK MCNULTY: John Hickenlooper.

USING THAT WORD — ELEGANT — AGAIN: John HIckenlooper.

THIS WEEK’S HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS
* 10:30 a.m. today – joined by legislators, leaders from the medical, insurance and business communities to sign SB 200 “Health Benefit Exchange,” sponsored by Sen. Betty Boyd and Rep. Amy Stephens. Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital, Lobby, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood.
* 11:30 a.m. tomorrow – remarks at the Law Enforcement Torch Run event. Location: West Steps, State Capitol, Denver.
* 9:30 a.m. Friday – joined by legislators and business and community leaders to sign two bills: SB 45 “Streamlining Electric Powerline Siting,” sponsored by Sen. Michael Johnston and Rep. Claire Levy, and SB 184 “Tax Reporting,” sponsored by Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Mark Ferrandino. Location: West Foyer, State Capitol, Denver.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING NEXT TUESDAY: Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN: Nothing on the social calendar.

DIA ART is “phallic.”

HE SAID IT: “Even the people who filed the complaint which was Ethics Watch, which in my opinion is an arm of the Democratic Party, even they acknowledged the investigation of the Supreme Court was very thorough. The findings of the Supreme Court were probably for someone who is kind of an expert of looking at these kind of things, will tell you that the opinion is very strong and certainly terrific news for us. Just a little too late.” — Scott McInnis

HE SAID IT: I am “flattered by the attention, but sincerely want to take some time to recharge my batteries after a busy (legislative) session, and discuss the decision with my family. I’m not trying to be disrespectful or rude, I just want to be thoughtful before making a decision.” — Brandon Shaffer

HE SAID IT: “Throughout his career as a Democrat State Representative, Sal Pace has been directly responsible for sending his own constituents to the unemployment lines by supporting job-killing regulations and billions in new taxes and fees. There is no question Sal would bring this same commitment to reckless spending and soaring taxes to Congress as one of Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked puppets.” — National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton.

HE SAID IT: “It is getting late, but most of the people we expect to vote have not turned in their ballots. You could possibly see some late advertising or some late charges. If the polls are correct and Chris Romer is behind, then he is the person most likely to do something to try and change the dynamics in this race.” — Floyd Ciruli.

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