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68 BILLS on today’s quick-look calendar.
IT’S OFFICIAL: We’re in the final month.
IT’S OFFICIAL: Watchdog groups sue Gessler.
A BILL TOUTED TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS has consumer advocates working hard to make sure it doesn’t become law, 7News’ Dayle Cedars reports. “This is a good consumer-protection bill,” Sen. Lois Tochtrop was quoted as saying of her SB12-038. But not everyone agrees. “This bill was drafted by State Farm (and is) being pushed forward by State Farms lobbyists,” Erin Kristofco, of Merlin Group, an advocate for homeowners, told the TV station.
ALL ATWITTER about Capitol Twitter.
EIGHT YEARS AFTER HICKENLOOPER’S COLE PROMISE, only 54 — just under 12 percent — of the original group have taken advantage of the scholarship program.
VISITED TEA PARTY SATURDAY: State Rep. Randy Baumgardner.
LEGISLATURE’S FOCUS SHARPENS on criminal justice matters.
SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK: Pueblo City Councilman Leroy Garcia still doesn’t have opposition in race for Sal Pace’s HD-46 seat.
MIKE MILES? REALLY? NEVER HEARD OF HIM. So went the refrain across Dallas last week, according to the Dallas Morning News.
EMPHASIZES COOPERATION: Tourism summit.
BACKS DAS’ ON JUVENILE DIRECT FILE: Longmont Times-Call.
BACKING MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT: Denver Post.
ANSWER DUE SOON on local power over drilling in Colorado.
HAT IN: GOP’s Stuart Shiffring, HD-4 (held by Pabon)
HAT IN: GOP’S Alan Johnson, HD-08 (held by McCann)
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 PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY
* 12:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will join Rep. Kevin Priola and Sen. Lois Tochtrop to sign HB12-1295 to create a specialty license plate for the Colorado Rockies, which will benefit the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation. Gov. Hickenlooper will later join Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to throw out the first pitch at the Colorado Rockies home opener. Location: Home plate entrance at Coors Field, corner of 20th and Blake streets, Denver.
NOTHING ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR, unless you count budgets and baseball.
NEWS FROM THE WEST STEPS: Nothing scheduled today. Tomorrow, 11:00 AM 1:30 PM ReclAim our History ReZist Ethnic Studies Ban, 35 people.
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