Get More Smarter on Monday (March 9)

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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).



► 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.

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► 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.



► 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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2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. doremi says:

    Travel Back in Time?  only Republicans want to do that!

  2. BlueCat says:

    Daylight savings time year round? So it’ll be even harder to get teenagers out of bed in the morning and little elementary school kids have to go to school in the dark? More of the morning rush in bad winter weather in the dark? And how would that save energy? You’d just need more lights in the morning. I say, go the other way. Stick with real time, standard time year round. The natural day’s long enough in summer, kids don’t want to go to bed when it’s still light out and when it’s hot, it’s nice to have an extra hour of cooling off time in the evening. Of course it isn’t “extra”. It would just be putting back the cooling off time that gets artificially removed by daylight savings. Studies show all kinds of negative consequences when the clocks spring forward. Pretty much none when they fall back which makes sense since they’re just falling back to real time by the sun. I say stick with the sun. Standard time all the time. And that’s my grumpy get off my lawn rant on the subject.

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