The Hot Sheet – To spank or not to spank, GOP chair up for grabs, Hick becomes celebrated hero of left, profane protest signage and … MORE!
Author: Colorado Politics - January 24, 2017 - Updated: January 24, 2017
VOL. 02 NO. 011 | JANUARY 24, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017
DENVER — Good Tuesday to you! From the just plain interesting files: Today, the Los Angeles Times reports that a conservative Colorado judge has emerged as a top contender to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on SCOTUS. That conservative justice? One, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49, of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Gorsuch “was among 21 potential high court candidates circulated by Trump’s team during the campaign, but his stock has been rising lately as several admirers and supporters have been named to positions in the Trump administration.”
Part of Gorsuch’s attraction is that he won an easy voice vote confirmation in the U.S. Senate in 2006 for his Appeals Court appointment. Full story here
Also, Gordon Klingenschmitt ain’t done. Oh, no, no, no, he ain’t done. More on that below.
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The First Shot
“If you do this at home, it’s child abuse… If it happens at school, it’s allowed.”
— Rep. Susan Lontine of Denver
The General Assembly
This week at the Colorado Capitol: pot, paddling and ballot selfies
OPINION: A 2017 reform agenda to improve all Coloradans’ wellbeing
Colorado legislators look to cut other taxes to offset a tax hike for roads
Senate Republicans say a more robust construction defects effort is coming
Even if much-anticipated defects legislation passes, will it make a difference?
The ballot selfie is back, with bill to make it legal to post
Bill would ban corporal punishment in Colorado public schools
Corporal punishment takes a beating in first statehouse hearing
Corporal punishment ban bill passes House Education Committee
Lawmakers Want to Crack Down More On Human Trafficking
Bipartisan bill would let Uber, Lyft drivers bypass health check
State lawmaker takes aim at school tests tied to contempt charge
Senate Republicans to use sunsets to shrink Colorado state government
Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot ads
Bill Would Punish Those Who Advertise Selling Pot Online
Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot ads
Insights: Who are we kidding? Liquor and water both are for fighting
Colorado lawmakers could allow marijuana for PTSD; a hurdle remains
Proposed new alcohol, marijuana laws sure to draw a fight at Colorado State Capitol
Boulder senator seeks to protect consumers’ energy storage rights
Colorado AFL-CIO to spell out wishes at the Capitol Tuesday
Zenzinger stays in the middle of the road in transit interview
Politics in Colorado
That’s a wrap: GOP’s House won’t seek another term; won’t run for guv
Colorado GOP Chairman Says Won’t Run For Re-Election
Colorado GOP chairman says won’t run for re-election
Colorado GOP chairman Steve House says he won’t run for re-election or governor
OUTTA HERE: House Declines State Chair and Gubernatorial Run
Colorado GOP chairman Steve House won’t seek second term after tumultuous tenure
Athanasopoulos attacks Hays as race for GOP state chair heats up
Klingenschmitt seeks vice-chair position with El Paso County GOP
He’s baaaack: Colorado’s ‘Dr. Chaps’ Gordon Klingenschmitt re-enters the game, seeks county GOP post
Would-be Colorado Spring city council candidate gets $11,000 in donations but fails to get 50 required signatures
ICYMI: Behind every hard-charging U.S. senator…
Voicemail boxes of Gardner, Coffman are full
One take w/Peter & Joey: …So, is bipartisanship dead or alive?
Insights: Where’s the ‘Front Range’? In politics, it’s where the votes are
Scenes from the Women’s March on Denver
‘WILL YOU RISE?’: Aurora lawmakers, residents among 200K at Denver Women’s March
STAY CLASSY, DEMOCRATS: Women’s March Reveals Democratic Legislators’ Crudeness – Here’s Rep. Alec Garnett (D)
Funniest and/or Most NSFW Messages and Signs at Women’s March on Denver
Keep political conversations off of Facebook
Analysis: The liberal tea party movement has begun. What will become of it?
Our exclusive with Colorado’s colorful, rising-star governor, the man some Davos elites say could lead Democrats in 2020
Two Colorado bigwigs make list of those who restore faith in politics
LIBERAL HANGOVER: Bennet and Hick Warm Washington Post’s Heart, Colorado Not So Much
DREAM ON: Davos Elite Go GaGa For Hickenlooper
EDITORIAL: PERA reforms necessary again; taxpayers should be shielded
Colorado Springs climate change vigil urges taking action, contacting elected officials
University of Denver students plan walk out for ‘climate justice’ on Monday
Colorado ethics commission tells Aurora councilwoman to follow state ethics rules because of job
EDITORIAL: Coffman was right about ‘reality check’ on Obamacare — so let’s hear it
Federal dollars ride on annual count of El Paso County’s homeless population
Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions
Mayor of Greeley briefly kicked out of Northern Colorado basketball game
Sanctuary Cities Threat Could Cost Colorado Cities Millions
Denver City Council to prioritize infrastructure, homelessness, business and job development in 2017
Denver aims for no-fee composting service citywide
Underfunded and run down, Colorado Springs parks won’t get chance to ask for sales tax revenue
Colorado and President Trump
OPINION: President Trump’s clenched-fist inaugural address
VIDEO: Trump withdraws U.S. from Pacific trade deal, will start NAFTA renegotiation
As Trump Becomes President, Protests Break Out in Denver
“Dear Mr. President”: 11-year-old tells Trump “We will not back down”
Ethics expert weighs in on coverage of President Trump’s tweets
Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution
Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary, Heather Wilson, an Academy graduate and NM congresswoman
Teacher’s personal plea to education nominee DeVos
VIDEO: Colorado not ready to hit the road on new president’s promises
VIDEO: ‘With Trump, it’s harder…to figure out what he really will do’
A Trump-iñata is thrashed in Pueblo; now some locals want heads to roll
Proposed Republican Health Care Plan Allows States To Keep Obamacare
Trump Takes First Step in Dumping TPP; Sen. Gardner Left Hanging
EDITORIAL: ACA repeal could wreck Colorado’s health care and economy
D.C. Dispatch: Colorado’s Gonzo Lawyer Defends Suspects in Inauguration Riots
Coloradans Make History at Women’s March on Washington
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Today in history
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
1984 – Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
1946 – The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
1933 – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
1916 – In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
1908 – The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
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