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GUBERNATORIAL SEPARATION: From 5280′s Max Potter: “Having spent most of last year embedded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and his administration to report “The Happy Shrewdness of John W. Hickenlooper,” in this month’s issue, I can tell you that I did not see this one coming. (Gold Dome’s emphasis.) I witnessed nothing, heard nothing, which indicated that Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, would be legally separating, as they have announced. … Their joint statement also made a point of stating that neither had had an affair, and that the tragic events of the wildfires and Aurora massacre and, embedded therein, the governor’s public duties related to them, did not cause their split. Inevitably, of course, fairly or unfairly, this will lead people to wonder then, what did cause it?” Potter continues for 13 more paragraphs but never really answers the question.
FACEBOOK SOUNDOFF: Was Hickenlooper right to share details?
NOT SURE HE CARES ABOUT SECOND HALF OF THIS HEADLINE RIGHT NOW: “Colorado governor and wife to separate, political future still looks bright.”
FLOYD CIRULI’S TAKE
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.
ROMNEY HEADED to Jeffco, Basalt.
OBAMA HERE next week.
SILLY SEASON: Energized Libertarian vows ‘no skeletons.’
MUCH BELOVED ATTORNEY: AG’s Maurie “Buddha” Knaizer.
NOTE TO DENVER POST — PENNY PARKER HAD THIS LAST WEEK: Donald Seawell, Denver cultural and civic leader, turns 100.
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
* New principals
NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC SCHEDULE TODAY
* 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.
DO YOUR PART to make Colorado more social. Add an item to the legislative social calendar.
NO RALLIES UNTIL THE 11TH
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