11/30/2010. Advice for New Legislators.
11/8/2010. Former Representative John Davoren.
05/24/2010. Statistics: Legislatures with an opposite-party Governor; Bills and Resolutions.
04/50/2010. Morgan Smith and the history of the Colorado legislature. Increase in required education for CPAs.
7/4/2009. Legislative Rustling.
3/8/2009. Bad old forfeiture law is attempting a comeback.
2/15/2009. New bill would rob State Historical Society of promised gambling revenues.
1/9/2009. Common-sense Guide to Unwritten Rules for New Legislators.
1/8/2009. Rules for Executive Branch Lobbying.
12/13/2008. Vote Trading. The constitutional ban on vote trading in the state legislature, and its implications for reciprocal withdrawal of ballot initiatives. Plus a tribute to Jean Tool.
8/8/2008. Carry Holly: The 19th century female maverick Colorado State Representative.
7/21/2008. 25 to 21. Changing the minimum age for state legislators.
7/6/2008. Term Limits 2008.
5/11/08. Romanoff-Groff Leadership Near the End. Pueblo Chieftain.
4/15/08. Reapportionment, Part I.
4/10/08. Reapportionment, Part III.
12/8/2007. Doug Bruce Comes to Town. Plus, some ridiculous laws from the 19th century.
11/3/2007. Colorado's First Legislative Meeting, November 1876.
10/27/2007. Mortuary Licensing and Debbie Stafford's Party Switch.
9/19/2007. Deere Franchise. The John Deere company's plan to eliminate its small Colorado dealers violates Colorado law.
8/3/2007. Veto-Proof Legislature.
7/20/2007. Changes in the State Legislature.
5/24/2007. Theft Penalties, Landscape Architects, Rookies in the Legislature.
4/24/2007. Does the Lottery Need to Spend More On Aggressive Marketing? An Eleven Year History.
4/7/2007. Amendment 41 Developments.
3/29/2007. Lawyer-legislators, 2007.
3/24/2007. Vietnam protest by Colorado Democrats in 1967. The hour when the Governor signs bills. Daylight savings time.
2/17/2007. Whistleblower 2007. Plus Amendment 41.
1/20/2007. Unwritten Rules for New Legislators.
1/20/2007. Newcomers in the Legislature.
11/28/2006. Expanding the Size of the Legislature.
8/9/2006. Ku Klux Klan. History in Colorado. The story of Minnie C.T. Love, the surgeon, suffragette, Klanswoman, and state representative.
8/1/2006. Dissonance. The Montreal Jazz Festival, and the special legislative session.
6/16/2006. Special Session.
5/15/2006. End of Session.
4/13/2006 Unique Governor.
3/24/2006 Obese Statute Books.
1/23/2006. Bribery and Vote Trading.
12/19/2005. CU Foundation Money Laundering--and the legislature's tentative attempt to investigate it.
10/12/2005. Referendum C.
10/3/2005. Rep. Mildred Cresswell, creator of the pension system for state legislators.
9/19/2005 Oaths and affirmations for legislative witnesses.
8/14/2005 Abuse of the Safety Clause in legislation
7/11/2005 Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
6/25/2005. Veto overrides.
6/20/2005 Owens veto of HB 1001, which would have stopped trust fund raids.
5/28/2005 Joint Resolutions 2005.
4/15/2005 Lawyers in the Legislature
Too many bills and resolutions.
2004 Longest-serving legislators.
2004. Killed bills.
11/12/2004 Advice for House Democrats in 2005. With Morgan Smith.
5/28/2004 Special Session.
1/2/2004 Advice for State Representatives in the second year of their first term.
11/14/2003 GAVEL transformed into poison pill
10/24/2003 Bills that will be back next year
10/8/2003 Prayers in the Colorado legislature
9/15/2003 What happened to some 2003 bills: outfitters, health information, health dept. powers and duties
5/27/2003 Passing the torch on legislators
5/6/2003 No Hummers show in 2003
5/2/2003 Closed Senate session on personnel
2/7/2003 House has 300 bills (some discussed)
2/7/2003 Walkout by legislators nothing new
2/5/2003 125 New bills introduced before deadline
1/21/2003 Legislature like a small town
1/17/2003 Bills that don't cost money (no fiscal impact)
10/3/2001 Reapportionment of legislature: Jerrymander
4/4/2001 Lobbyists describe new legislators as lacking courtesy and commitment.
4/2001 Jewish legislators
3/21/2001 Term limits leave fewer with knowledge. Leadership gone.
1/10/2001 Democrat majority in Senate. What happened in 1961. Changes since last majority. Learning to run the Senate.
8/6/2000 Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers press conference criticizing Bill Owens; memories of former Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan. Safety clause in legislative bills.
7/2/2000 HB 1301 moves legislature into judiciary/court turf
5/26/2000 Twentieth century party divisions in Colorado legislature
4/23/2000 Lax policy on late bills (highest number of the 1990s) and suggestions for change
4/16/2000 Using substantive bill as "memorial" HB 1321
4/11/2000 Doug Dean visits House Dem caucus. Prediction of fireworks in 2001
4/7/2000 Bills killed that could return: Dyer bill on divorce fees, permanent accident memorials on highways, private prisons in foreign countries, liquor license tastings.
1/14/2000 Reapportionment predictions for Denver legislative seats
1/7/2000 The art of compromise in the legislature.
1/8 & 15/1999 Eight rules for legislators
12/4/1998 History of power bases in the Colorado legislature, effect of reapportionment in 2002
12/11/1998 Impeachment, Colorado style vs federal law
11/20/1998 Mike McKevitt in the Nixon book Abuse of Power. Legislative wages.
9/11/1998 List of Legislators who have become lobbyists
6/19/1998 Legislators pass-fail record for 1998
5/1/1998 Safety Clause losing ground on legislative bills.
4/24/1998 History of how late bills began; comparisons for the 90s.
3/27/1998 Abuse of Late Bill system and suggestions on changing it
3/6/1998 Ethics violations against Grampsas under House Rule 49 with background of Youngland voting violations in 1985
2/20/1998 Legislators should send stories to all newspapers
9/19/1997 Term limit law opens up many seats; what effect of the legislature. List of who goes and how long in office
6/13/1997 Pass/Fail results on 1997 Republican and Democratic bills
5/30/1997 Crazy legislators of the 90s reflected by Pankey poison bill
5/9/1997 How many bills introduced in 1997 and who did it
4/18/1997 Fewer bill copies printed, but late bills increase; obsolete statutes that need to be repealed
2/14/1997 Putting legislative witnesses under oath
1/17/1997 Eight Rules for lobbyists to live by
11/15/1996 Last year for 27 legislators due to term limits
8/9/1996 Legislative elections won when there is no contest, decided at the primary
7/4/1996 Bills passed in 1996 subject to possible referendum
5/10/1996 Bills introduced in 1996: Winners and losers: A chart
5/10/1996 Abusing privilege of late bills in 1996
4/26/1996 Remembering the football stadium bill of 1966
4/19/1996 The star-crossed 1965 legislature: What happened to some
4/4/1996 Warning against failing in love with your bill: Vendettas
12/1/1995 How to pass a controversial bill like Legal Hemp cultivation
5/26/1995 Legislative stats: What bills pass or die and why
5/5/1995 Late bills: GOP perk runs amok
3/24/1995 Refresher on legislative conference committee
1/20/1995 Single subject requirement vs. bill on obsolete laws: Supreme Court decision on 1987 law.
1/6/1995 Lessons for Legislators Revisited: How to get bills passed. No Fiscal Impact (NFI) and Obsolete Laws
11/4/1994 Tips for legislative winners
5/13/1994 A decade of joint resolutions: Increasing in number
/1994 Lawyers as legislators
1/15/1993 Legislators are one big family. Getting along.
1/8/1993 Rules for lobbyists dealing with legislators.
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