Thursday, February 24, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 2.24.2011

McNulty goes "gavel-happy"
Republican state Rep. Frank McNulty, the new speaker of the Colorado House, is learning the consequences of being a little too enthusiastic with the legislative gavel….. Read More

Coffman’s CD6 to lose 79,356 people
Census data released today shows that District 6 needs to lose a whopping 79,356 people, easily more than the other six congressional districts….. Read More

Snowmass mastodon tusk at capitol today
Representatives from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science plan to bring select specimens from a mastodon to the capitol today to display for one day only. In addition, Senator Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) will deliver a resolution to recognize the extraordinary achievements of the teams involved in the discovery, excavation, preservation, study, and promotion of the Ice Age fossils found in the Town of Snowmass Village last fall….. Read More

Polis giddy over Obama decision on marriage
“I applaud the Administration for finally recognizing what my colleagues and I have long criticized—that this is an unconstitutional law….. Read More

Shaffer backs “john school” for prostitution-related offenses
Senate Bill 85 will establish “john schools” for individuals with first-time prostitution-related offenses. Proponents of the program say this approach, already adopted in many major U.S. cities, is effective for fighting prostitution because it reduces recidivism rates….. Read More

CU regents stay mute on undocumented student tuition
University of Colorado Regent Monisha Merchant, D-Lakewood, decided against introducing a resolution at Wednesday's board meeting that sought to signal the school's support for Senate Bill 126, which would put the school in financial reach for students who grew up in Colorado, but are undocumented….. Read More

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