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88 BILLS are up today.
BILLS OF NOTE TODAY: HB12-1111, Photo Identification For Voting, 1:30 p.m., House State Vet; HB12-1113, Preferences In State Public Contracts, 1:30 p.m., House State Vet; HB12-1132, Creative District Tax Incentives, 1:30 p.m., House Finance; HB12-1155, Improvements In College Completion, Upon Adjournment, House Education; HB12-1171, Limit Public Hwy Authorities Noncompete Agreements, 1:30 p.m., House Transportation; HB12-1251, Reforms To Urban & Rural Enterprise Zone Act, and HB12-1260, Limit Enterprise Zone Investment Income Tax Credit, 1:30 p.m., House Finance; HB12-1280, Video Lottery Terminals For College Scholarships, Upon Adjournment, House Agriculture.
UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, TEAM HICKENLOOPER aims to find places it can promote energy development with the private sector and determine where it has a role to play and where it doesn’t, Mark Jaffe of The Denver Post writes. The “Recharge Colorado” web-based service was created by the state energy office to disburse rebates for energy efficiency appliances and home improvements as part of the nearly $20 million Colorado received as part of the federal economic stimulus program. The website is now being spun-off as an independent, fee-for-service operation that will handle rebate programs run by utilitites around the state.
MOVING ON: Bath salts bill.
MOVING ON, FOR NOW Ban employee credit checks bill.
DELAYED TO 2015: Christo’s “Over The River.”
START DATE IN DISPUTE: Trader Joe’s.
STOPPED: BPA ban.
STOPPED: Teen tanning limits bill.
STOPPED: Red-light ban bill.
IT’S DAY 8 of the bizarro confirmation standoff between Shaffer and Hickenlooper.
IT’S SPEAKER’S PREROGATIVE to make weekly committee appointments.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, ONLY RECENTLY SETTLED WITH RED-LIGHT CAMERA VENDOR two years after voters tossed the city’s program.
SEN. MORGAN CARROLL has taken to hyping the alleged dangers of drilling at the former Lowry Range bombing site, Vincent Carroll writes. She told the Aurora Sentinel that “if not done exactly right, this could be dangerous,” while raising the specter of chemical contamination and potential gas leaks in groundwater, as well as traffic congestion.
DOESN’T LIKE DRUG TESTS FOR WELFARE APPLICANTS: The Denver Post.
LATEST NEWSPAPER TO BACK CIVIL UNIONS: Glenwood Springs Post-Independent.
LIKES PROTECT UNBORN CHILDREN FROM VIOLENT CRIMES BILL: Colorado Springs Gazette.
FOUR DAYS LATER, DENVER POST FINALLY CREDITS CHIEFTAIN with breaking per-diem story, but not in the corrections column. It’s in an editorial backing the pay hike.
MEANWHILE, THE CHIEFTAIN calls the hike “terrible timing.”
MEETS TODAY: The state Capitol Construction Assistance Board, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Colorado Association of School Boards, 1200 Grant St. H/t Education News Colorado.
HICK/GARCIA have made improving early childhood literacy one of their education policy priorities, and Garcia has announced Feb. 27-March 2 as Colorado Literacy Week. Among the events is a Tuesday town hall meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the Denver School of Science and Technology’s Green Valley Ranch campus.
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STATE BILL HAS SENT 220 BILL ALERTS SO FAR THIS WEEK
YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS, COURTESY OUR VIRTUAL BILL BOX:
* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
* New bill versions
* Day’s archived audio
* Day’s archived video
NO HICK/GARCIA PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY. However, tomorrow’s busy:
* 9 a.m. – Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture. Location: Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver.
* 10:30 a.m. – Garcia will deliver the keynote address at the National Character Leadership Symposium. Location: Air Force Academy, Fairchild Hall, Colorado Springs.
* 2 p.m. – The two will deliver remarks at the Colorado Press Association Governor’s Reception. Location: Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. 8th Ave., Denver.
TWO RECEPTIONS ON TONIGHT’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Reception: Hosted by Bruce and Marcy Benson, University of Colorado, President’s Reception for House Members, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to be announced, Contact : Connie Johnson 303-861-6192
* Reception, The Colorado Municipal league, 2012 Legislative Reception, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 1144 Sherman Street, Denver, Contact : Kevin Bommer 303-831-6411
CAPITOL RALLY DU JOUR:
* 11:00 AM 12:30 PM, Defend the Colorado River Coalition, West steps – 100 people
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