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GOES DEEP ON HICKENLOOPER: CNN.
GOVERNOR OR COLLEGE PROFESSOR? You tell me.
MORE OF THE SAME in latest fundraising reports.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY ENDED THEIR ANNUAL SESSION, several Colorado legislators took up a new fad – creating political action committees, Joe Hanel of The Durango Herald reports. About a dozen PACs were registered by or for legislators this spring, almost all of them by Republicans. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, was among them. She registered a group called Western Republican Values on May 25.
HICK TELLS DETROIT that he won’t buy its nat-gas cars if it doesn’t make them.
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.
AND ON THAT FRONT, embattled trustees submit requested reports to Hickenlooper.
SPEAKING OF WHICH, The Denver Post covered the reports, but hasn’t posted them online. What’s up with that?
THREAT LEVEL ORANGE? The Department of Homeland Security agreed Monday to let Colorado and other states access a DHS database to verify the citizenship of some registered voters — news that was hailed as a win for Secretary of State Scott Gessler and other Republican election officials but had their critics on high alert.
SILLY SEASON: Mike Johnston & Co. are working it for “Landslide Linda” Newell. Here’s proof.
SILLY SEASON: Dems get keys to Time Warner Arena, but will they keep the White House keys come January?
SILLY SEASON: Is Romney about to pick a VP? Doubtful.
SILLY SEASON: Romney sends fundraising mailer to Udall.
SILLY SEASON: Cory Gardner gets good and bad publicity.
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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* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
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* Archived audio
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HICKENLOOPER’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE TODAY
* 4:45 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks and participate at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH conference. The event goes through Wednesday, July 18. Location: Aspen Institute, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen.
DO YOUR PART to make Colorado more social. Add an item to the legislative social calendar.
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME why Silver Oak Cellars has a Capitol reservation on Friday? If there’s a free wine-tasting, well, we all need to know.
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