Under The Gold Dome: Valentines And Pajama Parties

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116 BILLS on today’s State Bill Coloado quick-look calendar.

THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT said it will announce the resolution of a 16-month nationwide probe of abusive foreclosure practices at banks including Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. after the collapse of the housing bubble. Colorado AG John Suthers is joining Attorney General Eric Holder at the press conference.

THINKING THEY MAYBE VIOLATED STATE ETHICS LAWS: The association representing Colorado’s appointed and elected public trustees is expected to agree that it violated state ethics laws when it paid convention expenses at a Black Hawk casino with contributions from companies and individuals it did business with, The Denver Post’s David Migoya reports. Lawyers for the Public Trustee Association of Colorado and Colorado Ethics Watch, which charged the group with the violations in a complaint to the state Ethics Commission, said they were close to signing off on a settlement that includes fines and training to prevent future violations.

UP TODAY: Drug tests for welfare checks.

THREW ROMNEY GLITTER BOMB: Peter Smith.

MOVIE-SUBSIDY BUFF: John Hickenlooper.

HAPPY WITH BRADFORD ETHICS PANEL: Longmont Times-Call.

IT’S EITHER THIS OR A 9-11 HOLIDAY: Sales-tax holiday limps along.

THIS TURNOUT IS OFF THE CHARTS, REALLY: Ryan Call happy with GOP vote.

SCHOOLING IT: Half a dozen education measures, including bills that would exempt back-to-school purchases from state sales taxes and that would encourage wider use of students’ life experience for college credit, advanced Wednesday in the legislature.

INSIDE THE RICK ROLL: CS Indy examines Santorum phenomenon.

JUST WHAT COLORADO NEEDS: Lottery terminals at dog tracks.

HE WON A FREE GOLD BOOK YESTERDAY: Matt Elder. Buy yours today.

THE[NEWS]SEEN has your Romney photos.

TODAY’S CALENDARS. House. Senate.

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YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP, FROM STATE BILL COLORADO
* 2 introduced bills

IT’S VALENTINES AND PAJAMA PARTIES TODAY for Hickenlooper and Garcia.
* 2 p.m. – Hickenlooper will join volunteers to hand-stamp Valentine cards. Location: Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, 5400 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland.
* 2:30 p.m. – Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Solar Power Colorado Conference. Location: Embassy Suites Conference Center, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland.
* 5:30 p.m. – Garcia will attend the PJ Party to benefit Denver’s Road Home. Location: Residence Inn, 1725 Champa St., Denver.

I’LL TOAST TO THAT: On today’s social calendar is the Colorado Beverage Association Legislative Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The University Club, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver. Contact: Charlie Sheffield 303.810.0669 charlie@chrishowes.com

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