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 first couple weeks of session are up and we are off to the races! In the second episode of the 2020 legislative session, I discuss SMART Act hearings, how a bill becomes a law and collective bargaining for Colorado's state workers' union with Ian Silverii and Jason Bane of "The Get More Smarter" podcast.
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As always, thanks to our producer Ethan Black.
It's the beginning of the 2020 legislative session! I sit down with Ian Silverii and Jason Bane of "The Get More Smarter" podcast in a crossover episode to discuss the future of the podcast, the legislative session, and play their awful game, "Duke or Donald."
The first regular session of the 72nd Colorado General Assembly is over. This week, we look back on everything the legislature accomplished and what the General Assembly does over the eight month interim.
We also talk about the Nuggets' and Avalanche's failed playoff runs and give our (now outdated) Game of Thrones takes.
This week is budget week in Colorado! To help us navigate through all $32 billion dollars, Joint Budget Committee (JBC) Vice-Chair Daneya Esgar and JBC Representative Chris Hansen explain our state's budgeting process and highlight some of the big ticket items in this year's "long bill."
THE SMARTALEC PODCAST
House Majority Leader 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.