THE HOT SHEET – Hick warns Cali of pot, CO’s Medicaid VERY ill, debating school choice, WANTED: paid protesters and … MORE!
Author: Jared Wright - February 15, 2017 - Updated: February 15, 2017
VOL. 02 NO. 026 | February 15, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017
News and Opinion from The Colorado Statesman
State Capitol Social Calendar
Jefferson County Business Lobby
Jefferson County Business Lobby Legislative Reception
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gallery 1874, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80002
Contact : Jeff Weist 303-884-0727 www.arvadachamber.org
Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA)
Colorado Motor Carriers Legislative Reception
University Club of Denver
1673 N Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
Contact : RJ Hicks 303-916-4414 email@example.com
Colorado Retail Council
2017 Legislative Reception
Universit Club, Denver
Contact : RSVP: Chris HOWES, President 303-246-5753 firstname.lastname@example.org
The First Shot
“When it comes to Russia, we want to make sure it’s clear that the administration lay out lines that we will not cross – including the U.S. during the election… It will be a very good outcome if the president starts taking a firm line on Russia.”
— U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner
The General Assembly
Rising Medicaid costs fuel much of Colorado legislature’s $105 million spending increase
Colorado Senate passes bill to become ‘right-to-work’ state
Charter schools get warm treatment ahead of a bill’s hearing
Colorado public schools go on trial in legislature over assessments and performance
Computer science classes get a boost from Duran, Grantham
Citizenship, Religion: Bill Aimed At Protecting Student Privacy
LIBERALS HATE KIDS: Dems Kill Bill to Help Kids in Failing Schools
Building off of buzz from last year, efforts underway to expand Colorado alcohol laws
Colorado legislators scramble to expand beer, wine sales further
The Push To Go With The ‘Popular Vote’
Wouldn’t you like to know when your doctor disappears from the radar?
Sen. Rhonda Fields asks to sit out of death penalty repeal hearing
EDITORIAL: Repeal Colorado’s flawed and broken death penalty
Straight outta #copolitics: #TamponTax takeaways
Where do we stand? Legislative, business leaders to speak in public on transportation funding
Transportation talks? Maybe if we first could seat them at the same table
Southwest Chief Commission could steer trains up the Front Range
Politics in Colorado
Steve House: Stop fighting over support for Trump, look to future of state GOP
Former lawmakers land county party positions at reorganization meetings
PAID PROTESTERS: Three Ads for the Left’s Paid Activists
IN: Victor Mitchell Files Paperwork, Writes $3 Million Check for 2018 Gubernatorial Race
Ganjapreneur Kayvan Khalatbari Files to Run for Mayor — and Isn’t Blowing Smoke
Indy reporter Marianne Goodland talks statehouse politics on KMGH
Report: Trump White House ‘scouring’ Hickenlooper’s background
Hickenlooper tells California lawmakers to watch out for edibles and stoned drivers
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper talks pot challenges in California Capitol
Conservation Colorado joins public lands fight for Outdoor Retailer show
Gov. Hickenlooper gets real about problems with marijuana in Colorado
Rep. Mike Coffman to hold in-person meetings to talk about the Affordable Care Act
Will Mike Coffman hold his planned town hall in a ‘very large venue’ by phone?
Rep. Coffman announces ‘listening tour’ to hear ACA concerns — but no public meetings
Coffman announces Obamacare telephone calls and “meetings” but no promised town hall
OCCUPY PHONE LINES: Someone Accidentally Call Perlmutter?
Greeley residents demand meeting with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner
OPINION: Where the sidewalk ends: In Denver, too many places
Taxi drivers protest laxer Colorado Springs requirements for ride-hailing companies
Colorado Springs City Council approves median ordinance
Sick of geese droppings in Denver parks? The city is, too
Victim Of Devastating Crash Meets With Mayor About Pedestrian Safety
LOL: Ray Scott v. GJ Sentinel Feud is Silly
State lawmaker, who called a real newspaper “fake news,” apparently spreads real fake news on Facebook and Twitter
The Denver Clerk and Recorder is tweeting photos of people getting married today and it’s adorable
WATCH: Councilman Albus Brooks is REALLY excited about Chance the Rapper coming to Red Rocks
Colorado and President Trump
Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner press Donald Trump on Russia
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner talks Flynn resignation, new administration, ‘paid’ protests in interview
As #Russiagate Explodes, Gardner Silent
COFFMAN TO FLYNN: Resign
Littwin: The first question is not why Flynn was fired, but why he was ever hired
Apparently lying to the veep about talking to Russians can get you fired. Who knew?
Former ambassador provides insight into how world perceives Flynn resignation
CALLING THE GOP: If This is True, Someone Needs to Call the White House
Just for laughs
Today in history
2003 – Protests against the Iraq war take place in over 600 cities worldwide. It is estimated that between eight million to 30 million people participate, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
1992 – Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison.
1989 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
1946 – ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, is formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1933 – In Miami, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate US President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1898 – The battleship USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing 274. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
1764 – The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).
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