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BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
UP TODAY: Immigrant tuition.
GOVERNOR BACKS POLS, SNUBS PROSECUTORS ON DIRECT FILE: Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a bill into law to dramatically curb prosecutors’ ability to charge juveniles as adults through the state’s longstanding “direct file” system, The Denver Post’s Tim Hoover reported. House Bill 1271 passed the legislature by wide margins and with bipartisan support but was still bitterly opposed by prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Lawmakers from both parties split on the issue.Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said he struggled with whether to sign the bill but decided the wave of bipartisan support among lawmakers was hard to ignore, Hoover wrote.
HINDSIGHT’S 20-20: This Friday morning Tweet from Fox31′s Eli Stokols turned out to be wrong.
ON BRINK OF CLINCHING NOMINATION: Barack Obama.
HOW TO GET TICKETS to see Obama in Boulder on Tuesday.
NEARLY OPEN: History Colorado Center.
DOES THIS MEAN WE GET A NEW MICROWAVE? Foil-wrapped burrito set off Capitol smoke alarms Thursday.
NOT WHAT HE GOT INTO PHOTOJOURNALISM FOR: Post photographer’s image used on agent’s Facebook page.
LIKE SO MANY OTHER CAMPAIGNS THIS YEAR, SD-10 battle between Larry Liston and Owen Hill has been as much about political attacks as it has about issues.
HONORED: CSU prof John Straayer.
PRIVILEGE AND PRESERVATION IN THE CORPORATE SETTING: Davis Graham & Stubbs partner Andrea Wang will be presenting a free CLE program with ethics credits anticipated for in-house lawyers on how to avoid communication pitfalls in the digital age. The program is co-sponsored with Law Week Colorado. 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 1550 17th Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITE LICENSE-PLATE BILL on State Bill’s “Plate Progress” report.
MOVING ON: Pedal The Plains.
SIGNED: Juvenile direct-file bill.
SIGNED: E-waste ban bill.
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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
* New lobbyists
* New principals
TODAY’S HICKENLOOPER/GARCIA PUBLIC EVENTS
* 6 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program. Location: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver.
* 6 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will read to preschoolers at a One Book 4 Colorado and Preschool One Book One Denver event. Location: Colorado Children’s Museum, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver.
TOMORROW, IT’S OFF TO SILICON VALLEY for Hick, who will meet with business executives of companies currently doing business in Colorado to discuss ways to expand their presence and workforce across the state.
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR
ALMOST GOT OFF A CLEAN WEEK: Nothing on the West Steps until Friday.
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