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LOTS OF MOVING AROUND in Stateman’s list of Top 12 legislative races.
SAY IT ISN’T SO: Doctors, scientists say fracking critics misrepresent some facts to make their point.
5280 WRITES ONLY ONE STORY A YEAR ON GUBERNATORIAL POLITICS, but Max Potter’s is a doozy, breaking down the 2011 budget battle from Potter’s position as an embedded journalist in the Hickenlooper administration. In a sidebar, Potter is asked, “So, now that you’ve finished the story, how do you feel about the Governor?” He replies: “Most of stories that I cover don’t leave you feeling so great about the state of the universe. This one did leave me feeling optimistic and hopeful. It restored my personal confidence in government. I think Hickenlooper, in particular, has a way of bending over backward and giving the benefit of the doubt to people. There’s a phrase that he uses all the time, its cliché but he’s always appealing to our “better angels.” I think that kind of aspirational politicking, that aspirational strategy, works for him. I’m a pretty cynical cat, and this left me feeling pretty good about where we are. And I think that the voters of Colorado should feel good about where they are. And I think that really puts a lot of pressure on the Governor.”
SAYS THERE’S NO ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TRANSPORTATION BIZ: Peter Blake.
SAYS JUNKING TRUSTEE POSTS IS NO BRAINER: Jeff Crank.
HERE’S WHO ATTENDED Dan Kagan campaign kickoff.
IN AURORA’S WAKE, MCCANN AND FIELDS say they are discussing a slew of proposals that could involve a statewide ban on assault weapons, a prohibition on Internet purchases of certain ammunition and military armament being shipped to Colorado, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips in the state, and stricter background checks.
SAVE THE DATE: Circuit Media’s party to celebrate Colorado’s newly elected legislature will be held at the History Colorado Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsorship details for Capitol Rock are available by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILLY SEASON: Colorado biz groups eye November warily.
SILLY SEASON: Joe Coors goes back out on campaign trail.
SILLY SEASON: Party conventions are coming! (woot! woot!).
I MARVEL AT SINKHOLES, TOO: Two state lawmakers visit sinkhole near Leadville, marvel at progress.
WAS EXPECTING TO BE SUED: Longmont.
SUBSCRIBERS: State Bill renewal contracts are now available. Lock in this year’s rates! Email email@example.com.
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
* Archived audio
* Archived video
* New lobbyists
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NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC SCHEDULE THIS WEEK, but here’s what Joe Garcia is up to:
* Tuesday, 6 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at Democrats & Republicans Combine for Waldo Canyon Fire Victims fundraiser. Location: Penrose House, 10 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs.
* Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Garcia will deliver remarks at the Urban League’s Salute to the Community. Location: Edith Kinney-Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs.
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