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88 BILLS on today’s calendar.
COLORADO CONSUMER ADVOCATES TODAY will pack a hearing on a proposal to limit hospital bills to actual costs for the uninsured, delay medical-debt collectors and require hospitals to highlight charity policies in plain language at every turn, The Denver Post’s Mike Booth reports. “Proponents … say Colorado hospitals are gouging the uninsured who don’t have big insurers to negotiate discounts for their care.” Hospital advocates counter that sticker-price charges are nearly meaningless, since almost no one pays full boat. Read SB12-134 and listen in at 1:30 to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
ONLY NO VOTE ON TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS RULES: Ed Casso.
TURNING THEIR BACKS? Dems aren’t supporting Hickenlooper on business-impact bills.
SEVERAL CABINET MEMBERS among 174 gubernatorial appointees not yet confirmed by Colorado’s Senate.
A LIFE LESS ORDINARY: Douglas Bruce.
COLORADO GAY REPUBLICANS assure OutFront Colorado that the straw poll won by Rick Santorum means nothing.
NICE EYE FOR COLOR: Post’s Hyong Chang shot this photo at Wednesday’s civil unions hearing.
HICKENLOOPER TO SEEK REFORMS to child-welfare system amid dozens of kids’ deaths in past five years.
HAT OUT: Perry Haney, CD6.
PROVOCATIVE QUESTION: Is our state government illegal?
PAID $299.10 FOR PLEA IN FATAL ACCIDENT: Suzanne Williams.
FILL IN THE BLANK: House GOP press release included this line: “Szabo’s measure passed unanimously and now moves to the _____ for further consideration.”
A HAPPY TRAVELER: Regional tourism bill.
EATING RIGHT: Food sales-tax bill.
SMOOTH DRIVING: Emission exemption bill.
GOLD BOOKS: Keep those orders coming in!
THE[NEWS]SEEN is looking for fun events to photograph. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOME OF OUR SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVED TOO MANY ALERTS AT 3:45 P.M. YESTERDAY, and we’re sorry! In our quest to determine why some alerts weren’t going out, we opened a floodgate. We apologize that some of you had to delete a whole bunch of emails from us. Going forward, we’ll endeavor to send the right number of alerts at the right time. To turn off an alert on a bill, Bill Center > Bill Number > Set Alerts to “None.”
AND WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF ALERTS: Bill alerts keep you in the know at all times about legislation that’s key to you. We give you regular updates as bills move, as fiscal notes and amendments are released, as news is published and as audio/video is made available. You can forward these alerts to your clients and stakeholders so that they’re in the know, too. You can set new alerts from both the Bill Center and from within your Bill Reports. If you’re not using alerts, give them a try!
YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS, COURTESY OF OUR VIRTUAL BILL BOX:
* 6 introduced bills
* 1 signed bill
* Many bills acted upon. Virtual Bill Box > Status Sheets
* 28 new fiscal notes
* 17 new bill amendments
* 54 new bill versions. Virtual Bill Box > Amended Bills
* Day’s archived audio.
* Day’s archived video.
YOU’RE WELCOME! We’ve added short titles to all areas of the Virtual Bill Box so you don’t have to remember what the bill number is.
NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY, but at noon, Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver the keynote address at the Colorado Association of School Boards Legislative Conference Luncheon. Location: Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Reception, Denver Art Museum, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Appetizers and cash bar, Denver Art Museum, Schlessman Hall, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver 80204, Contact: Gerry Rasel 303-832-5710 x202 email@example.com
* Lunch , Colorado Association of School Boards, Special Guest Speaker: Lt. Gov. Garcia, 12:00 – 1:30p.m., Brown Palace Hote, 2nd Floor Ballroom, Denver, Contact: Robin Marlow 303-832-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COLORADO HOUSE HAS AN OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT, but it might as well be a secret since it’s not on the General Assembly’s own social calendar.
SUBSCRIBERS, STOP BY AND HAVE YOUR IPADS OPTIMIZED: State Bill’s Don Knox will be on the second floor of the Capitol from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and elsewhere in the building at other times. Stop by and see him or call 720-272-0961.
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