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YOU’VE GOT MAIL: The Governor’s Office of Information and Technology has selected Google to provide e-mail and calendar services for all Colorado state employees, the state told The Denver Post’s Howard Pankratz. The decision will allow it to eliminate “disjointed and aging” e-mail systems and provide a single e-mail solution to all employees — and save $2 million a year. The state swears the system is secure, saying, “OIT completed thorough testing and analysis of multiple products, including conducting an independent third-party comparative analysis, before selecting Google. Google’s security architecture meets or exceeds that state’s standards and Google Apps is the first cloud email system that has achieved Federal Information Security Management Act certification, ensuring data is safe and secure.”
PASSES BIG TEST, BUT RAISES IRE OF DAs: Juvenile justice reform bill.
HE SAT IN ON JUVENILE JUSTICE TESTIMONY: Hick top lawyer Jack Finlaw.
TOUGH QUESTIONS for tourism handout-seekers.
SOMEBODY’S LYING: It’s either Looper, Stephens or both.
POST’S WHIPPING BOY: Frank McNulty.
AT LEAST YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES are eating well.
‘THIS AMERICAN LIFE’ features Colorado Springs’ budget woes.
SEN. IRENE AGUILAR and journalist T.R. Reid are hosting a screening of Reid’s new film, U.S. Health Care: The Good News, on Thursday, March 15 at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St. in Denver. The free screening begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion with Aguilar and Reid about the film and about creative solutions for health care reform with special attention given to successes in Colorado.
CANDIDATE ADVERTISING DEADLINE TODAY: The 2012 Guide to Colorado Statehouse Elections will hit e-book shelves soon, so now’s the time to advertise. Candidates, today is the deadline to guarantee your ads make the first edition of the guide. General advertisers have one week more — through March 16. The guide covers candidates for election in 2012 to the Colorado House and Senate.
MOVING ON: School bargaining sunshine bill.
MOVING ON: Cemetery directors bill.
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COLORADO’S NOT FIRST TO TRANSITION TO GOOGLE APPS FOR GOVERNMENTS
* States adopting it: Wyoming, Utah and Maryland
* Local governments adopting it: Larimer County, Eagle County, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Douglas County School District and Jeffco Public Schools.
HAT IN: Jared Wright, HD-54.
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 PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY, THIS WEEKEND
* 10 a.m. today – Gov. Hickenlooper will make his monthly appearance on 850-AM KOA’s The Mike Rosen Show.
* 6:15 p.m. Saturday – Gov. Hickenlooper will join Lt. Gov. Garcia and Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet at the Latin American Educational Foundation Gala. Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver.
* 7 p.m. Saturday – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Beaux Arts Ball benefitting National Jewish Health. Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver.
GET OUT OF DENVER, BABY, GO: There’s nothing on the social calendar today.
NEXT WEEK’S BIG RALLY: Sen. Tim Neville has reserved a West Steps time Monday for 200 of his closest friends.
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