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REST IN PEACE, Bev Bledsoe.
TODAY, HICKENLOOPER WILL SIGN reform bill ushering in sweeping personnel change.
ON THE STUMP: SD-8 candidates get in their digs.
ON THE STUMP: Next stop for SD-8 candidates is Bears Ears Tea Party.
DEFYING LEGISLATORS? Metro State considers offering lower tuition rate for immigrants.
START ASKING QUESTIONS: Colorado’s wildlife agency made a $32 million goof in part because no one on the oversight commission wanted to ask a “stupid question,” the state natural resources director said.
HOW YOU KNOW THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND: A 527 is raising money in a DA’s race. A DA’s race!
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: Independent Ethics Commission director Jane Feldman speaks to Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists. Free for members; one ethics CLE credit applied for. Register here.
ALSO ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: Join Law Week Colorado, Hunter + Geist and Special Counsel for a women’s “focus on philanthropy” 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.
STILL GETTING THAT INTERNET THING FIGURED OUT: Gazette touts its interactive voter guide, but it’s not there.
GETS AUDIT PLAUDITS: Pinnacol.
SILLY SEASON: Coffman attacks Miklosi’s hired guns.
SILLY SEASON: Miklosi links Coffman to Joe Wilson.
MAKING HEADLINES IN VACCINE NEWS DAILY: John Hickenlooper.
HOW THE HILL-LISTON BATTLE SHAPES UP, according to their hometown paper.
GOOD NEWS: Colorado small businesses are optimistic.
TAKES YOU BACK: Media get tour of DNC sites, this time in Charlotte.
HOW YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT IN COLORADO: 1,000 bloggers will be welcomed to Charlotte’s Democratic convention. Packard Place, a five-story, 1928 auto showroom renovated as a center for entrepreneurial startups, will be the hub for operations.
GIVING US YET ANOTHER REASON TO DRINK: Statewide vintners have descended on Denver, offering multiple events and partnering with numerous restaurants to raise attention for their industry during Colorado Wine Week, which ends Saturday.
PLEASE DON’T COME TO OUR MEETING: Representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Bureau of Investigations were to have met Tuesday to discuss linking the medical marijuana patient registry with law enforcement computers. Not that you can hear what they have to say: A spokesman stresses that it is not a public meeting.
SUBSCRIBERS: State Bill renewal contracts are now available. Lock in this year’s rates! Email email@example.com.
VINCE CARROLL WONDERS if climate change is such a big deal, why did leading green groups recently work to kill a bill that might have done more for that cause than all the solar projects installed to date in Colorado?
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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* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
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* Day’s archived audio
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HICK’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE TODAY
* 11 a.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will sign HB12-1321, “Modernization Of The State Personnel System Act,” sponsored by Reps. Mark Ferrandino and Glenn Vaad and Sens. Mike Johnston and Keith King. Location: West Foyer, State Capitol, Denver.
COLORADO IS THE LEAST SOCIAL STATE IN THE NATION if you look at our 2013 legislative social calendar.
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