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Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

Bill To Facilitate “All-Of-The-Above” Energy Policy Advances

A bill that would set the United States on a path towards developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee earlier this week. The bill, which was sponsored by Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, would require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the Continue reading

Senate Looks At Bill To Delay Obamacare Tax

Following the news that the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy bill would be unsuccessful, Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation yesterday that would institute a one year delay on the implementation of an Obamacare health insurance tax. The Healthcare Tax Relief Act Continue reading

Bennet Blasts Obamacare Repeal Effort

Democrat Senator Michael Bennet came out forcefully against the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, telling reporters yesterday the new Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act was disgraceful. Bennet says lawmakers would be better served by crafting narrow legislation aimed at addressing problems in the Continue reading

Governors Tell Senate To Reject Obamacare Repeal

Governor John Hickenlooper has joined a bi-partisan group of nine other governors, calling on lawmakers to reject the latest effort to repeal Obamacare. The governor says the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate, would give Colorado an estimated $800 million to $1 Continue reading

Bill Looks To Give Oil And Gas Control To States

Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney has co-sponsored a bill which would give control of oil and gas development on federal lands to the states. The Federal Land Freedom Act would allow states to demonstrate they have the enforcement and regulatory infrastructure to oversee oil and gas permitting on federal land. Proponents of the bill Continue reading

Scammers Target YVEA Customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning customers of a new scam where people are receiving calls from individuals who claim to represent a collections agency collecting for past due accounts. Tammi Strickland of Yampa Valley Electric says that Continue reading

Bill To Make It Easier To Discipline VA Employees

Both Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner voted to advance the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act out of the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation Continue reading

Bill Introduced To Help Fund Rural Hospitals

 A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would permanently extend Medicare financing programs, which help support hospitals in rural areas like Northwest Colorado. Colorado Senator Michael Bennet joined a bi-partisan group which introduced the bill last week. The Rural Hospital Access Act of 2017, would extend the Medicare Dependent Hospital and Low Volume Hospital programs in perpetuity. The Medicare Dependent Hospital Continue reading

CPW Could Increase Fees By 50%

A bill, which is currently working its way through the Colorado State Legislature, looks to establish a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As an agency, CPW gets very little money from the states general fund, with the majority of their funding coming from revenues generated from hunting, fishing and other park Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

Bennet’s Staff In NW Colorado To Talk Farming

Members from US Senator Michael Bennet’s staff will be conducting Farm Bill listening sessions next week in Northwest Colorado. Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, has scheduled the sessions to gather input and comments from local stakeholders, which will help guide future updates to the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill regulates national food and farm policy including Continue reading