The Hot Sheet – Hick wants $235,109 to remodel 9 bathrooms, lawmakers extending last call, BIG questions concerning ACA repeal, here come the Trumps and… MORE!
Author: Colorado Politics - January 19, 2017 - Updated: January 19, 2017
VOL. 02 NO. 009 | JANUARY 19, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017
DENVER — Good morning. Just one day until a new POTUS is sworn into service for the next four years. Think of it as swapping out that aging radiator hose on the nation’s Yugo … yeah, something like that. That’s unAmerican, you scream! OK, how about that lifted Ford F-350 Lariat Turbo Diesel Fabtech? Better?
President Barack Obama saying goodbye from the White House in his last press conference yesterday. Meanwhile back home, state legislators continue to focusing like a laser beam on our little slice of heaven, largely ignoring the coming Beltway festivities. For instance, Senate Republicans dancing … and pulling light sabers from behind their desks … and petting toy sharks, you know … normal, everyday political behavior, etc. That, at least, is all in their cute promotional video released yesterday. Check it out.
Back to … you know, actual work in state and national politics, Republicans decrying big dollar spending on bathroom renovations at a state mental health hospital in the governor’s budget proposal, and more. And here is that said more from The Colorado Statesman:
News from The Colorado Statesman
Fans! Letters to a (would be) governor
On Democrat state Rep. Joe Salazar‘s Facebook page in response to the news of Democrat Sen. Mike Johnston‘s announced bid for Colorado governor: “Run Joe Run!” “Uggghhhh education reform means privatization. DFER. Nice guy, good guy, but has corporate hands in his pockets.” “Please run Joseph Salazar! Colorado needs you!”
On Republican state Sen. Ray Scott‘s Facebook page in regards to the news that Victor Mitchell may be planning a Republican bid for Colorado governor: “I would rather have you. Plus depending how Trump does in his first year of office will either sink or swim this guy’s chances.” “Respectfully; we really want YOU to be our Candidate Senator Scott.” “I agree George Gatseos II. I also believe Ray Scott has the ability and the opportunity given his current approach and leadership in the energy committee he currently chairs, to demonstrate the appeal needed to garner the support on the eastern slope. Economic stability, opportunity for growth, and genuine energy independence makes dollars and sense to everyone. It’s a winning platform. The biggest hurdle he has to overcome is the leftist gorillas in the state house who’s only function to date seems to be obstruction and a dysfunctional approach to progress.”
Today’s #Coleg Social Calendar
Office of Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman
Office of Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Open House
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center, Courthouse Atrium
Contact : Jordan Steffen (720) 625-8645 firstname.lastname@example.org
National Western Stock Show, Colorado State University and City and County of Denver Legislative Dinner and Reception
5:00pm-6:30pm, Pro Rodeo 7:00pm
National Western Club, National Western Complex
Contact : Tina Nelson 303-376-2613
Have fun out there!
Read on for your ultimate daily briefing on Colorado’s political scene …
The First Shot
“Are you using the same contractor that the feds and military does that costs us a million (dollars) a toilet? You simply do the math, it’s $20,000 a shower. Couldn’t you remodel a whole bathroom for that?”
— Sen. Jerry Sonneberg, R-Sterling.
The General Assembly
Democrats launch effort to repeal death penalty in Colorado
Plan Would Allow Bars in Colorado To Stay Open Past 2 A.M.
Bill would make ‘last call’ a local issue in Colorado bars
Key Dem’s advice to Hick: Think twice before hiking taxes on pot
Hickenlooper pot tax hike plan vaults debate over education spending to forefront
Lawmakers Wary of Request to Raise Colorado Pot Sales Tax
Falling prices mean trouble for states that have legalized marijuana
ICYMI: New ‘Guns In Schools’ Bill Focused On Training Has A Chance
Colorado GOP lawmakers criticize suicide-proofing bathrooms at mental health hospitals as “wasteful” spending
Curtain lifts today on Republican committee on energy
Colorado’s Bennet turns up the heat on Trump’s pick for HHS
Top State Executive Fired, CBI Investigating Alleged Embezzlement
State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals, prompting Colorado districts to rethink their role
Denver starts work on allowing pot in yoga studios, coffee shops, art galleries and other public places
Denver Starts Work On Allowing Pot In Public, A First In U.S.
Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US
ICYMI: What’s a mayor worth? In Denver, try $172,000 a year
City of Denver giving homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town
Community divided over proposed redevelopment near light rail station
Durango’s fluoride fight rooted in the Colorado Brown Stain
Lafayette’s Climate Change Bill of Rights: A small town grapples with a big idea
EDITORIAL: Say ‘no’ to wasteful idea in Colorado Springs
Jeffco Nixes Car Dealers Next to Dino Ridge
Colorado could require fingerprinting of doctors, nurses, even vets
OBAMASCARE: How DeGette and Dems Plan to Kill Health Care Reform
Colorado hospitals could close if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced, execs say
Reporters should press Colorado’s Congressional Republicans on replacement for Obamacare
UNITED: Four Things CO’s GOP Congressman Want You to Know about Obamacare
Gardner Obamacare Repeal Misdirection Continues
How can Colorado businesses profit from public data? New state website will gather ideas
Trump Inauguration and Politics
A spectrum of political events are scheduled for Inauguration Day in Colorado
Coloradans get ready for marches, Trump protests in D.C. and Denver
Coloradans are headed to Trump’s inauguration
Colorado middle school students to attend inauguration
Donald Trump’s inauguration to be marked in Colorado Springs by prayer, protest and acclaim
D.C. Dispatch: While Locals Hunker Down, Outsiders Pop Up in Washington
Colorado’s Bennet turns up the heat on Trump’s pick for HHS
WASTE OF TIME: Bennet’s Sad Performance at Confirmation Hearing
Sen. Michael Bennet Shreds Price on Price of Obamacare Repeal
Betsy DeVos Bombs in Education Sec. Confirmation Hearings
Women’s March on Denver expects turnout of 30k+
Joining the Women’s March on Denver Saturday? Here’s what you need to know
Hundreds expected at Women’s March on Denver Saturday; some Coloradans head to D.C. march
Two “balls” on tap to celebrate Trump inauguration
So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump
Man creates dating site for Donald Trump supporters
Just for laughs
2017 United States Presidential Inauguration
Today in history
1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
1991 – Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
1983 – The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1983 – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1981 – Iran hostage crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1977 – President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (a.k.a. “Tokyo Rose”).
1953 – Almost 72% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
1920 – The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
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