With this first session as Speaker under my belt, I joined the Get More Smarter team to discuss just how much work Colorado House Democrats got done this year. From saving people money on health care, to transportation, to universal preschool, this session was undoubtedly historic.
Tune into a moderated panel discussion with the leaders of the Colorado Legislature on economic growth and job creation in Colorado. Our guests are Speaker of the House Alec Garnett, House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, Senate President Leroy Garcia, Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, and Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert.
The CO legislature will reconvene in just two weeks to consider devasting budget cuts and make tough decisions on which bills move forward. The guys and I talk through upcoming challenges for our state, frustration with the federal government and shifting priorities under COVID.
After a brief hiatus, I'm back with the Get More Smarter team to discuss how the Legislature is coping with COVID-19, including our Supreme Court interrogatory and the complications of holding a virtual session. Also, my recommendations for at-home fun: Tiger King and volcano building.
This week, the spread of COVID-19 has prompted the Legislature to consider whether to recess and which bills NEED to pass. Also, how does COVID-19 impact legislation on paid medical leave and a state option for health care coverage?
The day after the Democratic Primary, we discuss surprises and takeaways. Also, what would we do in case of a coronavirus outbreak at the Capitol?
This week on The SmartAlec Podcast, maybe the most important vote I've ever been a part of: repealing the death penalty in Colorado. Also on the docket, the hiccups in paid family leave legislation and more clarity around the public option.
The Get More Smarter gang and I talk hate and discrimination at the CO Capitol. While these anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice bills won't make it out of committee, its important to know what kinds of legislation the Dems are fending off. This is why majorities matter!
This week on the SmartAlec and Get More Smarter partnership podcast, we discuss the pros and cons of caucuses, updates on the bills moving through the Capitol and the pressure of calling snow days.
This week the Get More Smarter team and I discuss hot button issues at the Capitol: the death penalty, health care and puppy mills. Also, I weigh in on which team to bet on this Sunday for your best chance at making a few bucks.
THE SMARTALEC PODCAST
House Speaker Alec Garnett has teamed up with The Get More Smarter Podcast hosts, seasoned politicos Jason Bane of ColoradoPols.com and Ian Silverii of ProgressNow Colorado, to talk through the most newsworthy issues of the day. In a news cycle too often dominated by distant stories in Washington DC, The SmartAlec Podcast keeps you informed on the local Colorado issues that affect you the most.