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BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
ARE BEER WARS brewing again?
THE COLORADO SENATE gave initial approval Wednesday night to a $19 billion state budget after a debate that touched on funding infant circumcisions for the poor and whether state welfare ATM cards can be used at strip clubs, The Post’s Tim Hoover writes. The debate was largely conflict-free, compared with prior years. “There’s a lot of good in this budget,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, a member of the Joint Budget Committee, which crafted the budget. “It may not be totally perfect,” agreed Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, “but it’s pretty close.”
BLAMES IT ON THE 22-YEAR-OLD ASSISTANT: Walker Stapleton.
MOVING ON: Tourism-project incentives bill.
SIGNED: Metro State name change bill.
SIGNED: Higher Ed Associate Degree Transfer Students bill.
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.
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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
* 9 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the PostNet International Franchise Corporation Thrive 2012 Conference. Location: Downtown Sheraton Denver, 1550 Court Place, Denver.
* 9 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the National Space Symposium Career Day. Location: Broadmoor Hotel, One Lake Ave., Colorado Springs.
* 12:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Colorado Space Industry Luncheon at the 28th National Space Symposium. Gov. Hickenlooper will also sign SB12-35 “Spaceflight Entity Limited Liability,” sponsored by Sen. Mary Hodge and Rep. Bob Gardner. Location: Broadmoor Hotel, One Lake Ave., Colorado Springs.
* 2:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the ViaWest Corporate Office ribbon cutting event. Location: ViaWest Headquarters, 6400 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Denver.
* 7 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Conference of Deans of Episcopal Cathedrals. Location: Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, 400 East 8th Ave., Denver.
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR
TODAY ON THE WEST STEPS: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM, CO League of Charter Schools, 600 people
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