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A REPUBLICAN HOUSE LAWMAKER OF MEXICAN DESCENT has been discussing the immigrant in-state tuition bill with Democrats and could influence its passage, the Associated Press’ Ivan Moreno reports. “Rep. Robert Ramirez, who was among those who voted to defeat the legislation in the House last year, has been working with Democrats on the bill. Although he has yet to sign on in support, Ramirez said he might support the legislation if it ensures no state general fund money goes to the students. He said he’s working on amendments to the bill but would not discuss them.” Full story here.
SHOCKED — SHOCKED! — BY PINNACOL AD CAMPAIGN PROMOTING RESTRUCTURING, IN VIOLATION OF APPARENT AGREEMENT: Everyone not named Pinnacol.
CEMETERY BILL: HB12-1068, which passed out of committee Wednesday, is driven behind allegations of faulty ground maintenance conditions and problems with the board of directors at the Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo and the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad.
ALSO CLEARED COMMITTEE: Tire-recycling fee fix.
UP TODAY: The first education bill this session, House Bill 12-1067 (limiting contributions to school board candidates), is set for a hearing this morning in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. The background for the bill is the high spending in recent Denver Public Schools board elections. In 2011, at-large candidate Allegra “Happy” Haynes raised and spent more than $230,000 to win her citywide seat while in 2009, at-large winner Mary Seawell raised more than $240,000.
ONE BAD DISTRICT ATTORNEY SPOILS BUNCH, APPARENTLY: Myrl Serra.
GJ SENTINEL DREDGES UP last year’s ColoradoPols.com vs. Denver Post dispute.
BACKING LOOPER: Tancredo.
TO HELL WITH THE SUPREME COURT: Photo traffic enforcement is best left to communities, Post editorializes.
NIXES ALL-MAIL BALLOTS, CITING VOTER CONFUSION: Summit County.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: In a January town meeting announcement, Rep. Claire Levy refers to some of her future, post-redistricting constituents as citizens of “Grandby.” [Yes, we've done this before, too.]
HAT IN: Dem lawyer Mark Shaffer in DelGrosso’s HD-51 (now home to another GOP incument, Nikkel.)
YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP, FROM STATE BILL COLORADO
* Six introduced bills
* Zero signed bills
* Seven bills passed out of committee
* 11 new fiscal notes
* Zero bills passed on third reading
* Zero killed bills
* Wednesday’s committee audio (subscribers only)
* Wednesday’s floor video (subscribers only)
DID YOU KNOW? You can include audio on your State Bill Colorado bill reports, and now it’s viewable by your members/stakeholders. Go to Bill Reports > Settings and update your report to include audio. We can also adjust your existing bill template to include it — let us know here.
HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS
11:45 a.m. – remarks at the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s Business Day at the Capitol luncheon. Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
To paraphrase Sen. Nicholson, today’s legislative business will be conducted in the women’s restrooms, the elevators and at the Burnsley Hotel, 1000 Grant St., as the Colorado Legislatie Women’s Caucus meets there from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Contact: Laura Hoeppner firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight, there’s a Colorado Counties reception, Colorado Counties, 5:00-7:00 p.m., 800 Grant Street Suite 500, Denver, Colorado 80203 Contact : Annie Olson 303-861-4076 email@example.com
SOMEBODY SAID IT: “When Denver sneezes, other districts reach for the tissues.” – Unnamed lobbyist quoted by Education News Colorado on measure to limit campaign contributions in school-board races.
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