The SmartAlec Podcast is your regular update on Colorado politics. 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. Check out the full episodes of The Get More Smarter Podcast at http://getmoresmarterpod.buzzsprout.com/.
20. Budget, Budget, Budget (Cuts) (5/4/20)
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.
19. CO Legislature during COVID-19 (4/15/20)
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.
Garnett & Herod Tele-Town Hall
This track is the audio of the COVID-19 telephone town hall Rep. Herod and I hosted on Sunday, March 27th. Listeners submitted their questions to be answered live. We were joined by special guest Attorney General Phil Weiser, as well as local experts in health care, public heath and employment.
18. What COVID-19 means for the Legislature (3/13/20)
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?
17. Democratic Primary & Coronavirus (3/5/20)
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?
16: Hard and Important Stuff (2/27/20)
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.
It’s wonky enough without being pretentious.
Great analysis of the strike but my advice would not to be intimidated to call people out on vagaries and inconsistencies. You wouldn’t lose neutrality, it just would make for a richer podcast. I was very disappointed in Marc Ferandino’s superficial discussion of the problem.