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BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
TINA GRIEGO: Paul Sandoval’s true legacy found in his family.
THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE MET SECRETLY in the Senate minority leader’s office with other high-level officials, including a member of Hickenlooper’s cabinet, in another apparent violation this session of the state’s Open Meeting Law. The secret meetings, which are typically revealed via the short-messaging service Twitter, appear to be used to hash out partisan differences behind closed doors. The Denver Post’s Tim Hoover (@timhoover) broke the news of Wednesday’s apparent violation, sending this Tweet, “Found JBC in closed-door meeting in Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman’s office. I walked in as they were wrapping up. #coleg#copolitics.” Other Capitol reporters sent Tweets revealing the legislators’ conduct. Megan Verlee sent this Tweet, “While we were all in hearings, @timhoover caught legislative leadershp, JBC, and gov’s budget chief in private mtg #coleg”
AN URGENT APPEAL from @lynn_bartels, via Twitter, “Quit taking five-minute breaks to review amendments, take a 10 minute break so we can use the can. #coleg”
BACKS CIVIL UNIONS: Daily Camera.
MOVING ON: Civil unions.
MOVING ON: Early childhood literacy bill.
STOPPED: Immigrant tuition bill.
STOPPED: Bid preference bill.
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
* New lobbyists
* New principals
HICKENLOOPER/GARCIA PUBLIC SCHEDULE TODAY
* 9:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at Aurora Public Schools’ Pathways to Results Celebration. Location: Professional Learning & Conference Center, 15771 E. 1st Ave., Aurora.
* 11:45 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver’s Business Awards Luncheon. Location: Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St., Denver.
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR UNTIL MAY 2
NO RALLIES TODAY, but here’s the sked for the rest of the month.
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