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WHERE WE ENDED UP in the do-over session.
JUST THREE BILLS in three days.
THE DO-OVER SESSION ended Wednesday with some hard feelings and the deaths of a few bills that had been given a second chance, The Post’s Tim Hoover reported. “Gov. Hickenlooper’s special session has now been shown to be unnecessary,” said House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch. “Gov. Hickenlooper convened the special session for political purposes and is clearly reading from President Obama’s campaign playbook as he attempts to distract voters from the real issue: the economy.”
MOURNING DEATH OF CIVIL-UNIONS BILL: Summit County gays.
YOU TELL US WHETHER THE STORY DELIVERS ON THE HEADLINE: Media critic Jason Salzman tells “The Untold Story Of Why GOP Extremists Killed Civil Unions.” It’s on HuffPo.
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DO-OVER SESSION: No key bills passed.
DO-OVER SESSION: Listen to what happened.
DO-OVER SESSION: Unemployment insurance bill passes.
DO-OVER SESSION: Gov touts “important legislation.”
WILL HICK VETO BALLOT ACCESS BILL? Post says he should.
BACKPEDALING ON OBAMA COMMENT: Mike Coffman.
HE’S OUTTA THERE: TJ Deora jumping from governor’s energy office to IHS.
LANDMARKS COMING to Colorado.
TODAY’S BILL SIGNING: HB12-1238, “Early Childhood Literacy,” 12:15 p.m., west foyer.
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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/GARCIA PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY, besides the bill signing above.
* 7 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the Champions for Children Breakfast sponsored by Rose Community Foundation and Sewall Child Development Center. Location: Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver.
* 9 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the 92nd Annual Convention of Disabled American Veterans. Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St., Denver.
* 1 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will attend the Education Leadership Council meeting. Location: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Student Success Building, 890 Auraria Parkway, Suite 400, Denver.
I CAN’T CONTINUE TO LIVE IN A STATE that doesn’t have a good legislative social calendar.
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