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COLUMNIST ED QUILLEN dies of a heart attack at age 61.
FAREWELL to a wise curmudgeon.
SHE’S BACK: Kathleen Curry.
PROMOTING WHOOPING COUGH VACCINE: John Hickenlooper.
SLOPPY ACCOUNTING AND STAFF TURNOVER caused a $32.4 million miscalculation at Colorado’s Division of Wildlife, according to a state audit presented to lawmakers Monday, the Associated Press reports. The audit detailed the missteps that caused the new merged Division of Parks and Wildlife to overspend its reserve balance between 2007 and 2011. “The problem, lawmakers were told, was caused by reporting errors that led agency officials to believe they had far more money to spend than they really did. As a result, the Wildlife Cash Fund Reserve dipped from about $37 million in 2007 to about $6 million by 2011.” Read the audit here.
ADAM SCHRAGER ON TODAY’S WISCONSIN RECALL VOTE: “My sources on both sides agree — they have never seen ‘undecideds’ so low.”
TODAY’S VENUS TRANSIT begins at 4:06 p.m. MDT
HIS COMPANY’S NAME IS DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPS: A California businessman known for big donations to marijuana legalization efforts is planning to hand Colorado’s campaign a $50,000 check Tuesday.
COLORADO POT QUESTION could affect Obama-Romney race.
SWIRLING: Water initiatives.
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE CASIDA could be a thorn in Rep. Tipton’s side.
OKS APPEAL OF ANTI-PRAYER RULING: John Hickenlooper.
THE COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL LOBBYISTS has two educational programs that may be of interest to you or to a member of your team. Registration is now open.
* Wednesday, June 13: Jane Feldman, Colorado Independent Ethics Commission
* Wednesday, June 27: Angela Lawson, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office
SUBSCRIBERS: State Bill renewal contracts are now available. Lock in this year’s rates! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOCUS ON PHILANTHROPY: Join Law Week Colorado, Hunter + Geist and Special Counsel for a women’s event on June 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Good conversation, great women, benefiting Underwearness, and did we mention the Chocolate Therapist will be there to instruct on the benefits of chocolate? Register here.
BURNING QUESTION @RepAndyKerr sent this Tweet, “Guv @HickenlooperNow about to sign my HB1240 educ bill. Big question now is: do I wear a tie to his office or not? #coleg #copolitics”
SIGNED: Medicaid pilot program bill.
SIGNED: Agency rules stay in place bill.
SIGNED: Lower North Fork fire bills.
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.>
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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
HICKENLOOPER/GARCIA PUBLIC SCHEDULES TODAY
* 8 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will attend the Early Childhood Leadership Commission Quarterly Meeting. Location: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver.
* 10 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver a keynote address at the Aspen Clean Energy Roundtable. Location: Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main St., Aspen.
* 11:45 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver the keynote address at the Aspen Institute Global Spa and Wellness Summit. Location: Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen.
GET PLANNING: State’s 2013 social calendar needs your items.
ALSO LOOKING A LITTLE THIN: June’s rally calendar.
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