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WE’RE BACK FROM SPRING BREAK. And trust us, if anyone should take a spring break, it’s the Colorado General Assembly.
TODAY’S BILLS on our quick-look calendar.
THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE gave the go-ahead Monday night to the most controversial criminal justice bill of the legislative session, despite strong opposition from several of the state’s top prosecutors who don’t want to lose their ability to file the cases of teenage offenders straight into the adult prison system, Fox31′s Eli Stokols reported. “In a last stand of sorts, prosecutors spent several hours arguing in favor of keeping the current system in place and fighting against the notion that prosecutors were abusing the system.”
BREAKING THE LAW WITH IMPUNITY? Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee.
NO TRUTH TO THE RUMOR that Under The Gold Dome spent its spring break in secret, unrecorded meetings with the JBC.
JBC EMERGES FROM SECRET MEETINGS to reveal that we again will have a senior homestead exemption.
BUDGET CUTS may not be needed.
IS SEN. JEANNE NICHOLSON a serial reneger?
URGING FAST TRACKS AUDIT: Spencer Swalm.
HAT IN: GOP’s Adrienne Markopolos, HD-41 (now held by Nancy Todd).
HAT IN WITH A WEB SPOT: Dave Pigott, HD-33 (now held by Don Beezley).
NO TRUTH TO THE RUMOR that the JBC is holding secret meetings in Mexico with Gov. John Hickenlooper.
WE KILLED THE FORECLOSURE BILL because we’re tired of passing so many foreclosure bills.
INTERVIEWS DOUG LAMBORN: Gazette’s John Schroyer.
HUG A CAR DEALER TODAY: Bill Cadman.
HELPING BRANDON SHAFFER WITH HIS CONGRESSIONAL FUNDRAISING: Joyce Foster. Pat Steadman.
NEW FLASH: Morgan County has Democrats!
SIGNED: Business property-tax bill.
THREE GUYS WATCHING CRANES AND TALKING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Dave Heineman. Sam Brownback. John Hickenlooper.
AWWW: @mrsramirez2002 sent this Tweet last week: “Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband Representative Robert Ramirez. It has been amazing. I love you! #coleg”
GOOD LUCK: Ron Teck.
EXCITED TO READ HIS LOCAL PAPER: Speaker Frank @RepMcNulty, who Tweeted,
“Can’t wait to read press reports tomorrow like this: @COHouseGOPsucceeds in restoring property tax cut for Colorado seniors! #coleg”
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 ON MEXICO TRADE MISSION THROUGH WEDNESDAY, but here’s what Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is up to:
* 10:30 a.m. – remarks at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Day at the Capitol.Location: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol, Denver.
* 11 a.m. – remarks at Colorado Children’s Campaign release of the 2012 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Report. Location: West Foyer, State Capitol, Denver.
* 5:30 p.m. – remarks at the 2012 Colorado Youth of the Year Reception hosted by Colorado’s Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Colorado Legislative Women’s Caucus Reunion, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, Contact : Laura Hoeppner 303-564-6367 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPOSEDLY 500 PEOPLE SHOWING UP TODAY for Americans for Prosperity Rally, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY’S THEME: “Hands off my health care.”
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