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Lawmakers Working on Minimum Wage Proposals

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic push to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched an early success yesterday at the Capitol. A House committee approved a bill to allow local governments to set their own minimum wages in excess of the state minimum Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Campaign Launched Against Allowing Supermarkets to Sell Liquor

ALCOHOLThe battle over whether to allow Colorado supermarkets to sell wine and beer could end up being decided by voters themselves and opponents are going on the offensive. Colorado liquor store owners and breweries expect a ballot proposal in the 2016 election and launched an opposition campaign called “Keep Colorado Continue reading

State Health Exchange Repeal Bill Fails

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Legislation to repeal Colorado’s benefit exchange stalled at the Capitol on Thursday after the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee killed House Bill 1066 by a 7-6 vote. Sponsored by Representative Janak Joshi, the bill would have required the dissolution of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online marketplace Continue reading

Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some Continue reading

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Rally Participants Urged to RSVP Quickly

EPA-300Buses are being organized to take anyone who wants to participate in the rally against the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules in Denver next week.  The rally will be held at the Lincoln Park Veteran’s Memorial on the west side of the capitol building.  The buses are being paid for by the Craig Chamber and Friends of Coal.  There is no cost Continue reading

Residents Encouraged to Join Rally Against EPA Rules

EPA-300The coal industry and Moffat County officials are urging residents to participate in next week’s rally for coal miners and power plant workers.  The rally will be held near the state Capitol on the 29th, the first day of hearings being held in Denver.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will lead off the first day of Continue reading

Teen Birth Rate Drops in Colorado

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, and state officials say a health initiative aimed at low-income women is partially responsible.  Governor John Hickenlooper and the state’s chief medical officer talked up the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Capitol on Thursday.  The initiative has provided Continue reading

Governor Touts Plan to Curb Teen Pregnancy

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper joined the state’s chief medical officer to tout a state initiative to reduce teen births.  Hickenlooper and Dr. Larry Wolk talked up the Colorado Family Planning Initiative at the Capitol on Thursday.  The initiative has provided more than 30,000 intrauterine devices or implants at to low-income women at 68 Continue reading