If you forgot to set your clock one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time…you’ve probably been having a really weird day. It’s time to Get More Smarter with Colorado Pols. If you think we missed something important, please include the link in the comments below (here’s a good example).
TOP OF MIND TODAY…
► Republicans in the State Senate are making their last-gasp effort during this legislative session to change gun control laws passed in 2013.
► Civil rights groups are rallying today in protest over so-called “Right to Discriminate” legislation making its appearance in the State House.
► As we begin the second half of the 2015 Colorado legislative session, the Colorado Springs Gazette looks ahead to Under the Golden Dome, Part II.
Get even more smarter after the jump…
SHOULD YOU FIND YOURSELF STANDING NEAR A WATER COOLER…
► After getting hammered by media outlets across the country on Friday, Congressional Republicans finally came to their senses and decided to send someone from GOP leadership to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement. We totally (coincidentally) called it for Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
► State Sen. Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) is getting an earful from constituents for voting with Republicans to make drastic changes to PERA.
► Senator Michael Bennet (D-Denver) kicked off his 2016 re-election campaign yesterday, and was joined by protestors upset at his vote to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone Pipeline.
► Colorado House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst says that construction defects legislation that would benefit developers is a “non-starter.”
► Federal legislation dealing with immigration reform looks dead — for now — after Congressional Republicans spent the last few weeks shooting feet over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) likely approves and disapproves.
OTHER LINKS YOU SHOULD CLICK
► Former First Lady of Colorado Dottie Lamm pens an Op-Ed for the Denver Post in which she asks, “What about the rights of children?”
► According to results from a new poll, a majority of Coloradans favor the idea of staying on Daylight Saving Time year-round.
► The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is joining forces with Western Growers to create a powerful new lobbying group — hopefully with a much shorter name.
► We made a bunch of technical upgrades to Colorado Pols over the weekend. Despite our best efforts, you still cannot use Colorado Pols to travel back in time.
► The Colorado House voted on Friday to ban “gay conversion therapy.” The bill now moves on to the Senate, where Republicans will likely disagree.
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