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77 BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
MEETS WITH HICK: Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
AND YOU THOUGHT THE SENIOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION WAS GOING TO BE THE DEAL KILLER: JBC wrestles with its previous decision to cut state agencies by 2 percent, jeopardizing between 0 and 500 jobs, depending on your vantage.
NOT SURE HE’S GOING TO LIKE THE HEADLINE, HOWEVER: At a committee hearing about the Government SMART Act, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is more Pooh Bear than bulldog. He speaks with a bowed head, as if he’s humbling himself before the committee, Natasha Gardner writes in a longish story. “My remarks today will focus on our number one priority in the secretary of state’s office—customer service.” He’s deferential. “I have the utmost respect for [the county clerks], their duties, and their offices. I agree that running elections is tough work and that the criticism isn’t always fair.” He’s even charming. “I hope to inspire a new wave of young voters with the tools to inform their peers about our electoral process.”
STILL, DEMS SAY GESSLER should quit.
MEANWHILE, GESSLER CONTRACTS for military voting system.
THINK ITS TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GIVE US BACK OUR LAND: Jerry Sonnenberg. Scott Renfroe.
WE KNOW HE’S A NAVY MAN, BUT MUST HE TALK LIKE A SAILOR? Brandon Shaffer says Cory Gardner doesn’t believe “half the shit” he says.
SPEAKING OF FIRES, you have questions about state’s wildlife liability, and the AP has answers.
SLOW NEWS DAY: Reporters Tweet haikus.
WESTWORD BEST LEGISLATOR HAIR: Amy Stephens.
WESTWORD BEST VETERAN LEGISLATOR: Bill Cadman.
WESTWORD BEST NEW LEGISLATOR: Irene Aguilar.
STOPPED: Parent trigger bill for schools.
HAT IN: Sacha Weis, SD-8.
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITE LICENSE-PLATE BILL on State Bill’s “Plate Progress” report.
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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
HICKENLOOPER’S BACK FROM MEXICO AND PROBABLY OUGHT TO HEAD TO THE FIRE LINE. Meanwhile, here’s the lieutenant governor’s public schedule:
* Noon – remarks at Colorado United Way Network’s Day on the Hill. Location: First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St., Denver.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Colorado Association of Libraries’ Coffee, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon), The Old Supreme Court Chambers, Contact : Jerry Braden 303-880-6749
TODAY’S WEST STEP SCHEDULE:
* 11:30 AM 5:30 PM, New Elm Production, West steps – 4 people
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