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72 BILLS UP TODAY on our quick-look calendar.
SPEAKER FRANK MCNULTY took two days off last week to go to Florida to strategize about the coming elections, prompting Democratic attacks.
WHO IS PAT STEADMAN playing mind games with today?
WATCH THE NEW COLORADO TOURISM ADS here. “We will not wait another day, for waiting is the opposite of living.”
POST PICKS A SIDE IN GESSLER-STEADMAN BLOOD FEUD: It likes Gessler.
LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE WATCHING the latest installment of the Looper-Stephens mudfest: A text-to-voice animation supposedly depicting actual primary voters. Read John Schroyer’s report on the vid here.
SENATOR-TURNED-SPOKESMAN: Mike Kopp talks to reporters about wildfire.
THE MEXICAN FOOD WAS A BIG HIT at Democratic forum in La Junta.
AWESOME NEW FEATURES TODAY FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS: We’re integrating near real-time lobbyist and principal (client) data throughout the site, with market-leading data displays. First up: Push-button reports on 1) lobbyists; 2) lobbyists by bill; and 3) principals. These reports are accessible in the top tool bar under “Research.” Colorized fields show green for support, red for opposition, purple for monitoring and blue for amending. In coming days, look for lobbyist and principal data to be integrated into the Virtual Bill Box and Alerts. This means that when a lobbyist or principal begins following a bill, or changes a position on a bill, you’ll be the first to know. You’ll also be alerted to when new lobbyists and principals enter the Colorado market. We’ll also be integrating this information into your Bill Reports. This new data is available to all subscribers immediately. NOTE: If a lobbyist or principal isn’t listed, it means they’re telling the state they aren’t following bills. Also, if a principal shows up multiple times, it means they’re listed on multiple lobbyist reports. BY THE NUMBERS: As of today, we’re tracking 380 lobbyists and 1,392 principals. Feel free to go crazy.
YOU’RE NOT HEARING A LOT ABOUT HICK’S TBD COLORADO but meetings are taking place.
WHAT SOME WAGS CALL TBD COLORADO: Taxes by Democrats.
MOVING ON: Employ military spouses bill.
STOPPED: Amazon sales tax.
HAT IN: GOP’s Charles Lyman, HD-12 (now held by Matt Jones).
CREATES COLORADO PAC: Cable giant Cablevision.
SCRATCH GAME TICKETS IN SPANISH give Baumgardner a chance to talk about importance of English.
FOLLOW YOUR FAVORITE LICENSE-PLATE BILL on State Bill’s “Plate Progress” report.
THE[NEWS]SEEN is looking for fun events to photograph. Email: email@example.com
SUBSCRIBERS: Get your election fix with our real-time election alerts. Go here and Filter: Subject > Elections
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/GARCIA PUBLIC EVENT TODAY:
* Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the Colorado Legacy Foundation’s Healthy Schools Summit. Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at 8 a.m. and Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks for the noon Luncheon. Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver.
NOTHING ON TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR. But tomorrow, look for Colorado Assisted Living Association Legislative Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Colorado Automobile Dealers Association Office 290 East Speer Boulevard, Denver. Contact: Corky Kyle 303-263-5422
TODAY’S WEST-STEP RALLY: 9:30 AM 5:00 PM, Every Child Matters Education Fund, 500 people. Org’s website here. Noon temperature, according to Weather.com: 52 degrees.
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