Under The Gold Dome: Things Getting A Bit Testy On The Hill

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ONLY 57 BILLS on today’s quick-look calendar — fewest in weeks.

TEMPERS ARE GETTING TESTY in the Colorado Legislature as the session nears its midway point, and it turned out to be a wacky Wednesday in the state House during routine voting for bills, AP’s Ivan Moreno reports. Lawmakers from both parties have picked up on the sour mood, with House leaders planning a friendly bipartisan dinner meeting to discuss ways to soothe rancor.

COST A BUNDLE TO GET ON BALLOT: Marijuana legalization.

REVEALED: Lynn Bartels’ 2,500th Twitter follower.

BILL HOBBS’ SUCCESSOR AT SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE: Suzanne Staiert.

SURPRISE PICK TO RUN GILL ACTION FUND: Hint — it’s a Republican.

MOVING ON: Parent trigger bill.

MOVING ON: Enterprise-zone study bill.

MOVING ON: Combatting voter misinformation.

MOVING ON: Homelake military cemetery expansion.

STOPPED: Public financing of campaigns.

CAUSING PROBLEMS? Anne McGihon.

HICK’S OIL & GAS EXECUTIVE ORDER is here.

HASN’T POSTED A BLOG ITEM SINCE FEB. 9: Charles Ashby.

FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITE LICENSE-PLATE BILL on State Bill’s “Plate Progress” report.

GOLD BOOKS: Order in the a.m., delivered to the Capitol by p.m.

THE[NEWS]SEEN is looking for fun events to photograph. Email: barefootpr@me.com.

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WHO WILL BE STATE BILL’S 5,280TH TWITTER FOLLOWER?

TODAY’S CALENDARS. House. Senate.

SUBSCRIBERS: Your Virtual Bill Box is here. Your Personal Calendar is here.

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
* 9:30 a.m. – delivering remarks at the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Statewide Roundtable Summit. Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield.

TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Colorado Dietetic Association Legislator Luncheon, 12:00-1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church – 1375 Grant St. – Denver, Contact : Shelley Schreiner 303-863-7777, shelley@mendezconsultinginc.com
* Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault 2012 Meet & Greet with Victim Advocate & Survivor Constituents, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Denver, Contact : Nancy Olson 303-962-0939 nolson@ccadv.org

RALLY: Activists are taking a much-needed break. Check back March 8.

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