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Something foul is afoot — actually, underfoot — at the Capitol, and for a change, it’s not politics

Author: Dan Njegomir - June 29, 2017 - Updated: June 29, 2017

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This just came in over the e-transom this afternoon at the Capitol — to all state senators and Senate staff:


Subject: Fw: dog waste in offices
Sent from IBM Verse

Effie Ameen — dog waste in offices —
From: “Effie Ameen” <>
To: &Sen, &Senators
Date: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 7:50 AM
Subject: dog waste in offices

Capitol Complex has come to me with the issue of finding dog waste on office carpets. This has been an ongoing issue throughout the Capitol Building, including in Senate spaces.

Simply put, this needs to stop. Janitorial staff should never have to discover or clean up after pet waste inside the building.

Thank you for your attention.

Effie Ameen
Secretary of the Senate
Colorado General Assembly

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.