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MADD Opposes Bill Extending Bar Hours

A bill that would extend the hours alcohol could be sold in certain areas in Colorado is being opposed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The bill would give local communities the ability to set their own closing times for bars in their area, as opposed to having a mandated statewide closing time. MADD believes having varying closing times for bars through out the state will increase the amount Continue reading

Felony Charge May Result For Killing Animals

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed out of a State House committee yesterday would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a misdemeanor to a felony. Ranchers and pet owners have lost animals in the state after someone shoots the Continue reading

Texting And Driving Fine May Go Up

A measure that would increase the fines associated with texting and driving in Colorado passed out of a State Senate committee yesterday. The measure would increase the fine for texting and driving in Colorado  from $50 to $300. Drivers will still be able to text under certain circumstances, like when they are Continue reading

Online Sales Tax May Be Coming To Wyoming

Wyomingites may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill passed out of a Wyoming State Senate Committee yesterday would require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to the state. Online businesses with fewer than 200 purchases or Continue reading

Changes To Wyoming Early Retirement?

Some state employees may soon be eligible for early retirement in Wyoming. The State Senate passed a bill yesterday establishing new criteria under which state employees could qualify for early retirement. The bill, which went through considerable revisions during the legislative process, would Continue reading

Age-Appropriate Marijuana Education In CO Schools?

A State Senate bill that would institute age-appropriate education about the risks of underage marijuana use in Colorado schools, passed out of committee yesterday. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Randy Baumgardner. If passed, a curriculum would be developed for public schools to provide education materials on marijuana related Continue reading

No More Death Penalty In Colorado?

A Bill has been introduced in the Colorado Senate to do away with the death penalty in the State.  The bill introduced by Senate Minority Leader Democrat Lucia Guzman would repeal the death penalty as a potential punishment for crimes committed after June 30th 2017.  As Republicans have a slight majority in the Senate Continue reading

Wyoming Dropping Marriage Licenses?

A measure has been introduced in the Wyoming State Legislature that would drop the requirements to receive a marriage certificate in the state. State law currently requires that a marriage ceremony take place where afterwards the couple and the official sign a marriage license. The couple Continue reading

Local Areas To Gain Control Over Controlled Burns

controlled-burns-300A bill that would give local governments more control over prescribed burns that happen in their area was recently passed out of the US House of Representatives. The Prescribed Burn Approval Act will require the federal government to coordinate with state and local fire officials before initiating a Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opiod Legislation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has cosponsored legislation intended to push back against opioid abuse and addiction in the US and Northwest Colorado. The Congressman has put forth legislation that would require additional labeling for opioid medication, and another bill that would change the patient evaluation systems for Continue reading

Moffat County Wants To Keep Property Taxes

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County voters will decide this election on whether or not to allow the county to keep all revenue collected from property taxes beginning next year.  In 1996, voters approved a measure, which the Commissioners believed would allow the county to collect, keep and spend all revenues collected from taxes.  The vote Continue reading

Wyoming Looks To Increase Park Fees

wyoming-flag-graphicDue to recent cuts of $1.4 million to the state park budget, the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is looking to raise the fees people pay at state parks.  Wyoming’s last fee increase was in 2008, and when compared to neighboring states Wyoming Continue reading