Friday, January 21, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 1.21.2011

All’s not well in the hen house.
When it comes to clucking at politicians and bureaucrats to make it easier for Denver residents to raise their own chickens, no one has clucked louder than James Bertini. But now that the Denver mayor’s office has created an official group to pursue ways to enhance urban farming and agriculture, Bertini says city employees are complicit in a scheme to keep him out of the hen house—and he has documents to back up his assertions….. Read More

Hickenlooper: “business can’t be self-regulating”
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is telling Colorado business leaders they need some level of state regulation….. Read More

No short skirts or see-through blouses at the Capitol please!
The House recently adopted a dress code, which came with a plea from Majority Leader Amy Stephens for some fashion sense….. Read More

Bringing Denver TV to southwest Colorado.
La Plata and Montezuma counties are “orphan counties” currently assigned to the Albuquerque designated market area. That means residents of the two counties get New Mexico news, sports and weather….. Read More

Council candidate lampooned in the Springs.
A Colorado Springs man who lampoons city officials and others on YouTube has set his sights on a new target: City Council candidate Lisa Czelatdko….. Read More

New bill would require more info on ballot measures.
A bill introduced in the state House of Representatives would put additional information about ballot measures in the state voter information guide, or Blue Book. HB11-1035, sponsored by Rep. Lois Court and Sen. Morgan Carroll, both Democrats, gets its first hearing Thursday morning in the House State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee….. Read More

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