VOL. 02 NO. 007 | JANUARY 17, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017
DENVER — Welcome to the 7th day of the 71st General Assembly, and what many would call the first day of real work (OK, we aren’t talking about you, Joint Budget Committee members. Relax).
Lots of characters and news in Colorado politics to talk about this Tuesday. Will Colorado Congress members attend the Trump inaugural festivities? If so, which ones? Former House GOP Chief of Staff Bill Skewes found a new job, Mike Coffman remains in the Democratic Party’s crosshairs (you don’t say!?), state Rep. Joe Salazar is going after his own, Mike Johnston wants to be governor like everybody else and so much more … like, for instance a Council member saying the best way to change the law is to disobey it. Well yes, but Hot Sheet advice: Just make sure you have friends that feel the same way!
All you have to do this morning is sit back and read for your daily education in all things Colorado politics. You like how we made it easy like that? Yeah, we thought so.
News from The Colorado Statesman
‘It’s going to be interesting’: State Senate prepping for Hickenlooper PUC appointment confirmations
Democrats, GOP remember Dr. King
While not a Trump fan, Gardner impressed by Tillerson
Tipton: Congress now has a higher authority to stop overregulation
In Today’s Hot Sheet
Bill Skewes gainfully employed again
Matt Arnold still causing hate and discontent. This time, at Tim Dore’s expense, but who’s watching the watchdog?
Tipton takes resources committee seat
Tim Dore gets fined $2,000 for campaign finance violation
Mike Johnston announces for Colorado governor
Who’s more progressive? Joe Salazar goes after his own
The First Shot
“I’m willing to offer this generous deal in the interest of avoiding disruption to what is, after all, MY party — albeit a party that has proven less than faithful in fulfilling its obligations to me and mine — in a critical election year.”
— Purported to be Matt Arnold, the director of Campaign Integrity Watchdog
Straight outta #copolitics: Did Coffman duck out early as constituents grew ornery?
Unhappy crowd shows up at Mike Coffman’s regular meeting with constituents
Straight outta #copolitics, part 2: @TeamCoffman2016’s rebuttal
FAKE OUTRAGE: Activists Swarm Coffman at District Meet and Greet
Colo. Senators Gardner, Bennet prepare for upcoming struggle over Affordable Care Act
Energized Democrats in Colorado push back against Republican repeal of health care law
Denver Mayor Hancock names Happy Haynes as new deputy mayor
New poll finds large increase in support for government-backed health care coverage over past year
Ahead of Lafayette’s climate bill vote, backers affirm resistance to fracking
Colorado Union of Taxpayers to laud pennywise lawmakers at breakfast Thursday
The General Assembly
Caucus leaders take different routes to find common ground on transportation
Colorado lawmakers hope to find bipartisan solution to reform construction defect law
EDITORIAL: Colorado ethics commission got it wrong with legal interpretation
Rep. Joe Salazar does media’s job, questions Bennet’s vote on Canadian drugs
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN: Tipton Takes Resources Committee Seat
Politics in Colorado
All four of Colorado’s Congressional Democrats say they will attend Trump’s inauguration
Will Colorado’s U.S. representatives attend Donald Trump’s inauguration?
Democrat Mike Johnston to announce run for Colorado governor in 2018
State Senate’s Johnston of Denver enters a growing field of gubernatorial hopefuls
Michael Johnston, leading education reformer, set to announce bid for governor Tuesday
Colorado Democratic primary starts early with Johnston entry
Stay Classy, Tom Tancredo (ISIS Bro Edition)
House GOP’s loss is CACI’s gain: Bill Skewes goes to bat for biz community
Former Rep. Tim Dore fined $2,000 for mistakes on campaign finance reports
Indy reporter Marianne Goodland on Sunday’s Politics Unplugged
Just for laughs
High Country Republican Club Meeting
Weld Exec Committee Meeting
Larimer County Young Republicans
Jewish GOP of Denver
Steel City Republican Women
Douglas County Young Republicans Social
Huerfano Dems Central Committee Meeting
ACDP Executive Board Regular Meeting
2017 United States Presidential Inauguration
Lincoln Club of Colorado sponsoring Inaugural Ball
Mesa County Repubican Party-Monthly Luncheon
Adams County Republican Women/Trumpeteers
Women’s March on Denver
Today in history
2007 – The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea’s nuclear testing.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky affair on his Drudge Report website.
1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
1969 – Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
1961 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the “military–industrial complex” as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.
1946 – The UN Security Council holds its first session.
1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
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