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THE HOT SHEET – House squabbles over race, death penalty stays, debating fetal tissue ‘use,’ Post labels Trump a liar – again and … MORE!

Author: Jared Wright - February 16, 2017 - Updated: February 16, 2017

VOL. 02 NO. 028 | February 16, 2017 | COLORADOSTATESMAN.COM/THE-HOT-SHEET | © 2017

News and Opinion from The Colorado Statesman

PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

As traffic deaths rise, study finds young adults rank highest in risky driving behavior

Incumbent Derrick Wilburn endorses Sherrie Gibson for state GOP chair

Who has she lined up? Guzman set to make case for Colorado death penalty repeal

Don’t get raked, keep abreast of daily shock and awe from DC

Gardner, GOP colleauges urge Trump to keep Cuban prison open

? Denver health plans could survive ACA repeal

Dave Williams lambastes Joe Salazar for calling him ‘half Lation’ in sanctuary policy debate

Historic preservation group updates Colorado’s Most Endangered Places list

Where do we stand? Legislative, business leaders to speak in public on transportation funding

? Noonan: Red meat bill strategy wastes time and money at the Legislature

State Capitol Social Calendar

American Council of Engineering Companies
Luncheon for the American Council of Engineering Companies
Palettes Restaurant in the Denver Art Museum
Contact : Lacee Artists 303-319-0556

Adams State University
Adams State University Legislative Reception
5:30pm -7:30pm
Warwick Hotel
Contact : Arlene Miles

The First Shot

“One of our members referred to me a as a ‘half-Latino,’ and this term was used as a means to diminish my standing on this (immigration) policy issue and to lessen my credibility within the Latino community… The very implication that my voice on matters concerning the Latino community doesn’t count because I’m not full-blooded, this is something that should not be tolerated.”

— Rep. Dave Williams, R- Colorado Springs

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The General Assembly

Springs House Republican cries foul over ‘half-Latino’ remark by colleague

Dave Williams lambastes Joe Salazar for calling him ‘half Latino’ in sanctuary policy debate

Colorado State Representative refers to colleague as ‘half-Latino’

Colorado Springs Republican takes offense at being called ‘half Latino” by Democrat

Effort to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado fails in emotional hearing

Who has she lined up? Guzman set to make case for Colorado death penalty repeal

EDITORIAL: The undeniable logic for ending Colorado’s useless death penalty

LETTERS:  No, Colorado should not repeal the death penalty

Colorado bill eliminating death penalty fails on party-line vote as emotions run high

Another Attempt To Repeal Colorado’s Death Penalty

Death penalty repeal fails once again in Colorado but sparks deeper conversation

Democrats end Republican effort to curb fetal-tissue research programs

CSU suspends grant program after anti-abortion suit

Construction defects reform heats up with impending bill, strong letter

Gun bill to allow ‘constitutional carry’ passes GOP-led committee

EDITORIAL: Two Colorado bills would defend property rights from activists’ threats

Bill that would give Colorado a workaround to electoral college has died

Colorado Democratic lawmakers push effort to elect the president by national popular vote

Seal for bilingual high school grads clears Colorado hurdle

Cyberschoolers will descend on the Capitol Thursday

Charter school funding bill clears Senate Education Committee

Charter school equity bill advances amid debate over local control

Charter school equity bill advances amid debate over local control

Bill dies in legislature aimed at accountability over forfeiture seizures

Colorado police, lawmakers clash over civil forfeiture proposal

Colorado Police Defeat Forfeiture Oversight Proposal

Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

Effort to let bars stay open later receives Colorado House approval

Seven questions: catches up with Amy Stephens

Americans for Prosperity flex muscles at the statehouse

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Politics in Colorado

PERRY: Congressman Coffman’s virtual Obamacare meetings are really needless political hide and seek

Incumbent Derrick Wilburn endorses Sherrie Gibson for state GOP vice chair

Running for Office in 2018? “Did You Vote for Trump?”

Wary White House reportedly sizing up Hick for 2020 presidential race


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Colorado and President Trump

EDITORIAL:  Lying Trump’s bad example claims a Cabinet member

WHERE WAS BENNET? Senate Approves Trump’s VA Secretary

In wake of Flynn resignation, Coffman wants to investigate the FBI

BREAKING: GOP Senators Urge White House to Dump Puzder

Gardner, GOP colleagues urge Trump to keep Cuban prison open

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Just for laughs

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February 16th

South Jefferson Country Republicans

Steel City Republican Women

Douglas County Young Republicans Social

February 17th

Weld County South Republican Breakfast Club

CRBA Monthly Meeting

Montrose Republican Women’s Club

February 18th

Adams County Republican Women/Trumpeteers

February 20th

JeffCo Republican Men’s Club

Larimer County Republican Breakfast Club

Broomfield Republican Women

Windsor Gardens Republican Club

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Today in history

2006 – The last Mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

1987 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of being a Nazi guard dubbed “Ivan the Terrible” in Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.

1985 – Hezbollah is founded.

1978 – The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago).

1968 – In Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service.

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1933 – The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States.

1923 – Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

1874 – Silver Dollar becomes legal U.S. tender.

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Jared Wright

Jared Wright

Jared Wright runs the business side of Colorado Politics, including circulation, advertising and marketing. He started as CEO and Publisher of the Statesman in 2015 and served as editor-in-chief for the journal during part of that time. He has worked in politics at both the state and federal levels, serving on a U.S. Congressman’s staff and working in government affairs in the private sector. Wright was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012 and served as member of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly from 2013-2014. He is also a writer, photographer and cartoonist.