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SPECIAL SESSION starts today at 10 a.m.
NOTHING YET on House, Senate calendars.
GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER will forgo the traditional in-person address to the legislature when Monday’s special session starts, The Post’s Tim Hoover writes. Instead, he is sending lawmakers a letter with a simple message: Coloradans deserve better than they got last week. “Transparency, accountability and the virtues of good government are compromised when the legislative clock is used to avoid consideration of important legislation,” Hickenlooper wrote in the letter to lawmakers. “We owe it to the people we serve to do better.”
FROM THE L.A. TIMES: Will Colorado special session on civil unions even address them?
HE SAID IT: The 68th session made history, but not in a good way. — Fred Brown.
HE SAID IT: Divided government has been good for Colorado. — Vince Carroll.
HE SAID IT: Civil unions bill aims to change perceptions of marriage. -- Denver Bishop James B. Conley.
SPENCER SWALM WONDERS is there a civil unions emergency?
NORTH CAROLINA Democratic governor rips her own state for gay marriage ban: ‘We look like Mississippi.’
QUESTIONS RAISED: Colorado bond companies’ role in school campaigns.
HICKENLOOPER on TV’s ‘State of the Union.’
FERRANDINO, STEADMAN on TV’s Devil’s Advocate.
GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE DIDN’T KNOW FOR A MONTH that Hickenlooper had selected a new district judge in Pueblo.
RALLY TODAY for civil unions.
RALLY TOMORROW against civil unions.
LONGMONT TIMES-CALL: Civil unions will come to state eventually.
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HICKENLOOPER’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE:
* 8:30 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the World Renewable Energy Forum. Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver.
* Noon – Gov. Hickenlooper will be joined by Trimble CEO Steve Berglund to deliver remarks at the Trimble groundbreaking ceremony. Location: 10368 Westmoor Drive, Westminster.
* 1 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will tour Everest College and meet with college officials. Location: Everest College, 9065 Grant St., Thornton.
RALLY SCHEDULE: All civil unions, all the time.
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