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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

CO Grocery Stores Can Now Sell Booze

liquor-storeA bill that allows grocery stores in Colorado to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor was signed By Governor John Hickenlooper last week. The bill lays out a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 year period, putting this legislation in Continue reading

Transfer Water Without Losing Rights

WATER CONSERVATIONA bill that would help Coloradoans remain in control of their water rights was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday. House bill 1228 allows water rights holders to temporarily transfer up to half of their water without Continue reading

Grocery Store Liquor Bill On Governors Desk

liquor-storeThe bill that would allow grocery stores in Colorado to sell full strength liquor wine and beer has reached Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature. The proposal puts into place a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 Continue reading

Women Still Have To Pay For Birth Control

BC-PILLA Bill that would have prevented woman in the state of Colorado from having to pay for birth control was shot down in a Senate State Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill would have changed existing law, and would have required insurance companies to pay for approved forms Continue reading

People Using Fake “Service Animals” Could Face Charges

service dogPeople who slap a phony “Service Animal” vest on their dogs could soon be facing charges.  A bill that has passed the House would make it a crime for anyone to misrepresent their pets as trained service animals.  Supporters say real, trained animals are losing the public’s Continue reading

Bill To Remove Co Pays From Birth Control Moves Through House

BC-PILLA bill that would allow women access to the birth control without being subject to co-pays passed a House second reading vote yesterday. The bill would clarify the existing law so that insurance companies can’t deny coverage or require women to pay out-of-pocket costs for all FDA-approved forms of birth control. The bill aims to fill gaps n federal Continue reading