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THEY WERE WORKING IT: In the crowd at #Obama funder, according to @APkristenwyatt: “@RepPabon, @PatSteadman,@MorganLCarroll. Who am I missing? #coleg #COpolitics”
COLORADO’S MILE HIGH ALITUDE and welcoming attitude could bring a commercial spaceport to the Rocky Mountain state, Leonard David of Space.com reports. “Now being eyed as home of the Colorado Spaceport is the Front Range Airport in the city of Aurora, a site that sits on 4,000 acres (1,619 hectares) of land and is surrounded by 6,000 acres (2,428 hectacres) of nonresidential, privately owned industrial property.” David adds, “Some Colorado officials are pushing for a spaceport to keep the state engaged in the commercial space industry. If spaceport designation is granted, the next step would be upgrading the Front Range Airport to support space travel.”
MAKES MSNBC’S “THE ED SHOW:” Mike Coffman.
LOBBYING FOR COLORADO’S ABOUND SOLAR: FaegreBD Consulting’s Cathy Tripodi.
UNUSUAL MOVE: Denver District judge quits to enter private practice.
NEW WEB SITE FROM ‘WHO SAID YOU SAID’ CREATOR. It’s Revealing Politics, not yet fully launched and at this point not revealing about anything.
MAYBE THEY’RE VACATIONING TOGETHER? Ed Sealover hasn’t blogged since May 15. Charles Ashby hasn’t blogged since April 25. Joe Hanel hasn’t written a story since May 13. John Schroyer hasn’t blogged since May 17.
STILL HARD AT WORK: Grand Junction Sentinel paywall.
POT SHOPS CLOSED BY FEDS can’t move to new city.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media launches website.
CIVIC CENTER PARK will soon be back in shape. Denver closed the park in late March, but employees are re-sodding the Broadway Terrace. The work is expected to continue through the end of the week.
IT’S THE OFFICIAL START OF THE ELECTION SEASON: Celebrate by buying the 700-page (!) Civica Guide To The 2012 Colorado Statehouse Elections, an e-book that’s now on sale ($9.99) at Amazon.com. If you own an iPad, download the free Kindle app, buy the e-book and begin reading it in five minutes or less! The guide will soon be available at Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble Nook and Google Books. Best thing: Frequent updates planned as we cycle through election season. Read more here.
HUMAN SERVICES CHIEF REGGIE BICHA DISAPPOINTED SB 130 (Early Childhood Governance) didn’t pass, Colorado Children’s Campaign says via Twitter.
GOLD-DOME BABY NEWS: Congrats to former Sal Pace “tracker” Joshua Hursa.
TELLS HICK THEY’RE GETTING SHORT END OF STICK: Delta County.
VISITING CUBA: Colorado Bar Association delegation.
ENDORSES VIA TWITTER. Colorado Conservation Voters. May we suggest the hashtag #coendorse for all future trade-group endorsers?
NEXT INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMISSION MEETING: 06/04/12, 9 am, 101 West Colfax Ave., 5th floor.
THE[NEWS]SEEN is looking for fun events to photograph. Email: email@example.com
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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 SCHEDULE
1 p.m. – signing HB12-1315, “Reorganization of Governor’s Energy Office,” sponsored by Rep. Jon Becker and Sen. Patrick Steadman. Location: West Foyer, State Capitol, Denver.
JAN. 9, 2013, RESTAURANT BLOWOUT is only thing on legislative social calendar.
FUN SOCIAL CALENDAR FACT: Arkansas Senate first posted the social calendar on its web site back in 1997, NCSL says.
WEST-STEPS RALLY SCHEDULE is here.
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