This week, we have a thorough discussion about about Colorado's school finance formula with Senator Pual Lundeen (SD-9). If you've ever wondered about how Colorado funds its schools or want to get deep into Colorado ed policy, this is great conversation.
We also talk about our March Madness picks, surprise billing legislation, the oil and gas bill, and give a big HD-2 shoutout to the Molly Brown House Museum from the brilliant and hard working senior advisor to the Majority Leader, Katie March.
7: Criminal Justice Reform ft. Representative Leslie Herod and Baby Adella Garnett (Day 71, 3/15/19)
This week we talk with Representative Leslie Herod (HD-8) about criminal justice reform in Colorado and her bills to "ban the box" and bond/bail reform. 8-month-old Adella Garnett pops up throughout the podcast with insightful noises. We also talk about last week's "bomb cyclone" and how the Senate Republicans stole our idea about reading the 2,000 page Title 12 bill at length.
In Episode 6, we reflect on the first half of the legislative session, interview some Coloradans who showed up to testify for and against the oil and gas bill (SB19-181), and talk about the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill moving to the Senate.
THE SMARTALEC PODCAST
The SmartAlec Podcast is a weekly look inside local Colorado state politics. Each week hosts House Majority Leader Alec Garnett and his aide Ethan Black talk through the most important and interesting legislation of the week in the Colorado General Assembly. As the only podcast hosted by a Colorado state legislator, the SmartAlec Podcast is the best inside view into current developments under Colorado’s gold-domed capitol.