THE HOT SHEET – Trump wants Hays? So many regulations, texting gonna cost you and bars open 24/7 … maybe, budget battle lines and … MORE!
Author: Jared Wright - February 9, 2017 - Updated: February 9, 2017
VOL. 02 NO. 023 | February 9, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017
DENVER — Good morning and happy National Bagel … and National Pizza Day … and Toothache Day, oddly enough. Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran likely getting more of a headache than a toothache at this point over the seemingly infinite oddities of this year’s legislative session. Open bars 24/7, just what every police officer in the state wants to hear, right? But, liberty! (And that one is a Duran brainchild.) The measure is on the fast track to the governor’s desk now. And that transportation funding battle … well, even bolder battle lines are now being drawn. (Don’t count on those roads getting fixed anytime soon, we wouldn’t want to get your hopes up.)
And in the late hours last night, your very own Colorado Statesman broke big news that Team Trump is throwing its formidable weight behind Jeff Hays in his bid for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. This and so much more in today’s briefing.
So, read on, and enjoy your dose of news straight from the Colorado politics pipeline …
News and Opinion from The Colorado Statesman
State Capitol Social Calendar
Colorado Association of Wheat Growers Legislative Luncheon
Noon – 1:00 p.m
Scottish Rite Center
1370 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Contact : Landon Gates 970.218.0284
Colorado Municipal League
CML Open House Reception for State Legislators
1144 Sherman Street
Contact : Meghan Dollar 303-837-6411 ext:109 firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Shot
“I’ve said before, if Speaker Duran or House Democrats think a sales tax increase is a standalone solution… that probably doesn’t have a very good chance in the Senate. If it means existing revenues… I am doubtful that has a very favorable view in House Finance.”
— Senate Republican Leader Chris Holbert – Parker
The General Assembly
No talking about roads without talking about schools, Colorado Speaker says
Speaker Duran says transportation funding must be tied to education
Colorado lawmakers divided as transportation talks reach critical stage
Bill Allowing Bars To Stay Open 24/7 Appears On Fast Track To Governor
Closing time for Colorado bars could be decided by cities and counties
Lawmakers Considering Program To Combat Opioid Epidemic
Construction defect bill passes first test over objections from homebuilders
Colorado construction-defects reform effort gets first OK by Colorado legislative panel — even as builders oppose it
PERA bill to shake up board membership has Colorado treasurer in its corner
First effort to regulate free-standing emergency rooms dies in Colorado Legislature
Republicans advance measure to repeal Colorado health insurance exchange
EDITORIAL: Ending Colorado health insurance exchange might not be bad — but not now
Lawmaker Says His Affordable Housing Bill Is Groundbreaking
School concealed-weapons bill defeated in House committee
Legislature takes aim at a package of perennial firearms measures
Gun laws unchanged as Democrats pick off bills on schools, businesses and ammo
5 bills in the Colorado Legislature that might surprise you
Senate panel OKs $300 fine for “careless” texting while driving in Colorado
Lawmakers advance bill that would raise fines for texting while driving
Lawmakers Look To Crackdown More On Texting & Driving
This Colorado represenative wants to save dogs from hot cars legally
Bill allowing more options for child care gets nod from both parties
Colorado bill would grant immunity to good Samaritans attempting to save kids, pets trapped in cars
Should Colorado ‘spring forward’ forever?
Daylight saving time could become Colorado’s fallback
Colorado Senate proposal would help you with your home mortgage
Politics in Colorado
Silencing Elizabeth Warren prompts Colorado Senate Democrats to speak up
Attempted Shutdown of Sen. Warren May Soon Backfire on GOP
Cory Gardner Took $49.8K From Betsy DeVos and Family Before Confirming Her
A lot of Democrats are really mad at Cory Gardner, but that doesn’t necessarily make him vulnerable
Insights: They say elections have consequences; just ask Rachel Zenzinger
Hundreds in Colorado Springs packed the launch party of a new progressive-moderate group
Littwin: Nevertheless, #shepersisted. So must we all.
When talking to the Springs, the governor’s got to talk transportation
Gardner Faces Hostile Tele-Town Hall Audience
Lafayette Climate Bill of Rights draws passionate support from mothers, children
Capitol politics a cakewalk compared with Crawford City Hall
In surprise move, Boulder temporarily bans new banks in key stretch of Pearl Street
NOT YOUR MONEY: Douglas County School Board Member Tells Parents, Taxpayers to Sit Down and Shut Up
Neighborhood fights major music festival planned for Denver
Colorado and President Trump
What will be AG Jeff Sessions’ first move on marijuana?
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet adds voice to Democratic opposition to Jeff Sessions
SENATOR WHO CRIED NO: Bennet Grandstands Again on a Trump Nominee
When Donald Trump attacks a judge, he attacks democracy itself
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch says Trump’s attacks on judiciary are “demoralizing”
Colorado GOP Leaders Love Trump…Even if They Don’t Know Why
LETTERS: Was Denver Post right to call out Trump for comments on judge and media?
Just for laughs
Today in history
1986 – Halley’s Comet last appeared in the inner Solar System.
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.
1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a “record-busting” audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
1950 – Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
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