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The Colorado Independent has an ongoing live blog of Mike Coffman's ethics hearing.

Rep. Lambert is upset that for 12 years in a row Mexico is donating textbooks to Colorado students.

Rep. Kent Lambert of Colorado Springs said the state has no way to screen "patently false information" in the textbooks, including possible claims that land in the southwestern United States is actually Mexican property.

Maybe he could just learn to read Spanish.  That might be one way to screen them.

Racist radio host Peter Boyles laughs about assassinating Mexico's former president.  That guy is all class.

Gov Ritter's office, as well as Congressman Polis and Congresswoman Degette released news that over $103 million was just released to Colorado for public transportation and transit projects.

Why do state republicans keep trying to use the state seal for partisan purposes?

The actual lobbyist rules Erik Groves was supposed to follow are not many. Not getting involved in leadership races is one of the few. So, it's kind of hard to believe he would have forgotten about it. I wonder if he was aware of another slightly less known lobbyist rule: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. This rule was created after the countries of Florin and Guilder found out they had hired the same lobbyist. :-p

Ooops, someone either in the state's office of technology or the department of employement and labor kind of made a booboo, calling firefox insecure and IE6 the safe one.  The page now crashes but a google search still shows:

Note: The MySkills Tool currently requires Internet Explorer 6 or greater for proper operation. DO NOT use FIREFOX or other Browsers besides IE. It has been decided that Mozilla based, non-IE browsers pose a security risk. ... - 8 hours ago - Similar pages -

Colorado Jobs With Justice is holding an event next Wednesday the 11th called, "Workers' Response to the Economic Crisis" which will include Rich Jones of the Bell Policy Center and former state senator Polly Baca.

DenverPost owner Media News Group is going to test an online targetted news delivery service.  The article talks about a special printer connected to a phone line, but it sounds like that's just for people without a computer.

Yes another article about losses by energy firms having to do everything with falling commodity prices and nothing to do with oil and gas regulations.

A bill to allow unemployment compensation to employees locked out in labor disputes is coming back to committee next week.  If this one passes, all eyes will be on Ritter to not piss off labor.

Regarding SB226, the bill to repeal Arveschoug-Bird, Sen. Schultheis is running his mouth again:

 Schultheis said lawmakers who support the bill have misplaced priorities, thinking government has to step in when economic times are bad.

Considering repealing this provision changes taxes collected and revenue spent not one cent, he doesn't know what he's talking about.  General fund revenue wouldn't hit Arveschoug-Bird's 6% limit for several more years so this has little to do with the current economic times either. This was an AP article, but it looks like only USA Today picked it up.

The NRCC like to make stuff up in attacking Rep. Markey.

House GOP members are trying to attack Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but having a tough time of it.

Originally posted to johne on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 08:55 AM PST.

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