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IT’S GOP CAUCUS DAY, but a centrist think tank finds that in several key states, both parties are losing voters relative to the number of newly declared independents. In Colorado, which holds its Republican caucuses Tuesday, declared independents are now about even with registered Republicans or registered Democrats.
HOW YOU KNOW POLITICS ARE A JOKE: Tebow-might-run story led AP’s national political tip sheet.
COLORADO HOUSE REPUBLICANS vowed to help businesses create jobs by cutting regulation this legislative session. And on Monday, they proved their commitment to that tenet by killing a professional licensing bill that was brought by one of the members of their own caucus, DBJ’s Sealover reports.
IS NEWS GUY JERRY HEALEY the suburban William Randolph Hearst?
MCNULTY MIGHT REINSTATE BRADFORD to committee chairmanship if special panel clears her. He’ll “for sure” put her back on the panel.
FUNNY PHOTO: Hick with “Miss Loveland Valentine.”
WHO WILL BE STATE BILL COLORADO’S 10,000TH TWITTER FOLLOWER? We passed 5,000 on Monday. We’re also now on 250 Twitter lists.
HAT IN: Brian DelGrosso.
HAT IN: Carole Murray.
HAT OUT: B.J. Nikkel.
GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER has appointed Theresa Peña, a former member of the Denver school board, to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. Peña is the current head of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Denver Education Compact.
MANY OTHER COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS released yesterday.
FUNNY HEADLINE: “Cemetery bill may be overkill,” Post editorializes.
DON’T LET SANTORUM, GINGRICH OR ROMNEY LEAVE without buying them a copy of the 2012 Gold Book.
HAS IT SNAPPED YOUR PICTURE? The[News]Seen.com.
STILL SLITHERING: Salamander bill.
YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP, FROM STATE BILL COLORADO
* 15 introduced bills in the House
NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR: Tomorrow is the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers Lunch, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 14th and Grant, Denver. Contact: Darrell Hanavan 970-449-6994 dhanavan@coloradowheat.
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