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BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
GOVERNMENT’S EYES BIGGER THAN ITS STOMACH, APPARENTLY: A plan launched five years ago under former Gov. Bill Ritter to consolidate the state’s information technology functions has made little progress, according to a state audit, The Post’s Tim Hoover reported. The plan, initiated in 2007 under Ritter, a Democrat, has been hindered by changing managers, limited resources and resistance from state agencies, the audit, conducted by the firm of Ernst & Young, found. Read the audit here.
JBC STILL ISN’T LISTING ILLEGAL SECRET MEETINGS on its agenda.
IS SAN MIGUEL COUNTY DEM SECRETARY asleep in this photo?
THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW: You can’t tear down a gym built by Elvis.
MOVING ON: Elder abuse bill.
REVIVED: Worker-training bill.
SNAGGED: Anti-gay rights repeal bill.
CONGRESS OUGHT TO PAY FOR IT: Native American education.
BUT WILL IT HELP HER WITH THE NRA? Jean White pursues wildlife sporting license plate.
SPEAKING OF THE NRA, here’s a Colorado press release.
HAT IN: GOP’s Mike Sheely, HD-30 (challenging Jenise May).
HAT IN: GOP’s Paul Reimer, HD-32 (challenging Ed Casso).
HAT IN: GOP’s Matthew Plichta, SD-21 (now held by Betty Boyd).
HAT IN: GOP’s William Ross, SD-29 (now held by Morgan Carroll).
MONITORING COLORADO FIRES FROM MEXICO CITY: John Hickenlooper.
THINK YOU’RE A NEWS JUNKIE? Who was the last governor of a U.S. state to lead a trade mission to Mexico?
DIRECT-FILE BILL GETS WRITEUP in The New York Times.
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
HICK IS IN MEXICO. There’s nothing on Joe Garcia’s public schedule today, either.
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR, but library groupies will be excited to know that tomorrow is the 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.
YOU’LL SEE BIGGER CROWDS ON THE CAPITOL ELEVATORS: On Thursday, something called New Elm Production is having a West Steps rally with four people.
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