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Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

Craig City Council Against Amendment 69

city of craigThe Craig City Council has decided to draft a resolution against Amendment 69. The controversial amendment, which will be voted on in the November election, would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded, single payer health care system in Colorado. According to Craig Mayor Ray Beck, the council has a fiduciary responsibility to educate themselves Continue reading

Learn About Amendment 69

Vote_CheckmarkAmendment 69, which would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded single payer health care system, is one of the more controversial measures Coloradans will be voting on this election. Two meetings have been set in Northwest Colorado to discuss the specifics of Amendment 69. Colorado Senator Randy Baumgardner  will be in Craig Continue reading

Millions Of Dollars Could Return To NW Colorado

US SenateAn amendment that would force the federal government to return tens of millions of dollars collected from oil and gas leases in Northwest Colorado was introduced earlier this week in the US senate. The amendment was co sponsored by Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The Oil and gas revenues were collected Continue reading

House Passes Tipton’s Wildfire Prevention Amendment

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment that would redirect $20 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) administrative account to the Wildland Fire Management Fund to be used for hazardous fuels reduction projects and proactive forest management activities. The amendment Continue reading

Gardner Amendment Expected to Improve Rural Health Care

gardnerYesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) that would provide additional funding for Telemedicine and Distance Learning Services in rural areas. The services are critical to rural Colorado, where specialized medical treatments are not widely Continue reading

Gardner Votes for Rural Domestic Violence Legislation

gardnerColorado Congressman Cory Gardner and Texas Congressman Pete Gallego successfully passed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act that would increase funding for rural domestic violence and child abuse prevention programs. The amendment passed by a voice vote.  The amendment is seen as an important step Continue reading