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MEETS TODAY AND TOMORROW: Legislative audit committee.
AS GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVES pushed for tax incentives for a 1,500-room Aurora hotel in recent months, they also were exploring options that ultimately would make it less likely the project would get built, Aldo Svaldi writes in The Denver Post. Gaylord announced Thursday that Marriott International would buy its brand and rights to manage its four hotels for $210 million, and the Nashville, Tenn.-based company would become a real-estate investment trust. It said it wouldn’t proceed with the Aurora hotel as envisioned and that it is seeking a development partner for the project. “The deal took Gaylord out of the development business just as it was embarking on what would be its first new mega-hotel and conference center since 2008,” Svaldi says.
GOOD RIDDANCE, GAYLORD: The Denver Post.
FIRST THING WE DO IS GET THEM LIQUORED UP: Some legislators want to change alcohol laws to allow purchases on Labor Day — during the Democratic National Convention.
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
NECK AND NECK IN COLORADO: Obama and Romney.
SPUDS FOR EVERYONE! John Hickenlooper.
HE DIDN’T LIKE THE FOOD: Douglas Bruce.
NO LONGER SOLITARY CONFINEMENT ADHERENTS: Colorado prisons.
SUBSCRIBERS: State Bill renewal contracts are now available. Lock in this year’s rates! Email email@example.com.
IT’S LONELY ON THE STUMP … @RepAndyKerr sends this Tweet: “Getting an early start to knocking today, hopefully get this precinct done before the storms move in. It’s beautiful in Jeffco now! #coleg”
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.
WHERE YOU SEE A CHIMNEY ROCK, some see a national monument.
FORT COLLINS TEENAGER, 13, creates political board game based on Electoral College.
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
BIG HICK BILL SIGNING TODAY
* Noon – Gov. Hickenlooper will sign three bills introduced and passed by the General Assembly after the Lower North Fork Fire:
· HB12-1283, “Concerning the Department of Public Safety, and, In Connection Therewith, Renaming and Reorganizing Certain Existing Entities and Making Reducing Appropriations,” sponsored by Rep. Mark Barker and Sen. Angela Giron.
· HB12-1352, “Concerning the Creation of a State Commission to Address Matters Arising Out of the Lower North Fork Wildfire,” sponsored by Reps. Bob Gardner and Cheri Gerou and Sen. Bill Cadman.
· HB12-1361, “Concerning Claims Against the State Arising Under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act,” sponsored by Reps. Bob Gardner, Cheri Gerou and Sens. Bill Cadman and Jeanne Nicholson.
Location: West Foyer, State Capitol, Denver.
* 7:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the Society of American Indian Government Employees’ “Native Visions for Future Generations” Conference. Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield.
NOW ACCEPTING YOUR SUBMISSIONS: The 2013 legislative social calendar.
FRIDAY RALLY: Personhood education.
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