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New Report Says Colorado Dependent on Income Taxes

income taxA new report highlighting wealth inequality nationally finds Colorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for state revenue. The report released today by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s concludes that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth in the U.S. The report says that Continue reading

State Issues Wrong Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseColorado mistakenly issued regular driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, the latest problem in the state’s rollout of allowing some drivers in this country illegally to get driver’s licenses. MorphoTurst, a Department of Motor Vehicles Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Release Tax Returns

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado’s governor and his challenger have released years of personal tax returns. The records given to the media yesterday showed Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper made about $467,000 in 2012. Continue reading

Joe Meyer Named Northwest Colorado District Manager of BLM

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction. Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the Field Manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Considering Changes in License Designation

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing changes to the way hunting licenses are doled out. The agency is proposing to decrease the number of licenses that are awarded to out-of-state hunters. Currently 65% of the available licenses go to in-state hunters, with the other 35% going to out-of-state visitors. The Moffat County Continue reading

State Struggling With Caregiver Rules

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has struggled for years to rein in medical marijuana caregivers. Now that the drug is legal for all adults over 21, the job isn’t getting any easier. A panel of lawmakers and regulators declined yesterday to endorse a proposed bill relating to new limits on the state’s medical marijuana framework, deemed a Continue reading

Gardner and Udall Debate

gardnermark-udall-300Republican U.S. Representative Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration Continue reading

Hickenlooper and Beauprez Debate

BEAUPREZJOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez challenged Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper to answer whether he intends to grant clemency to a Continue reading

Gay Marriage Hearing Today

civil-union-3001Today’s hearing in federal appeals court in California on whether states should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage follows a similar case federal judges in Denver considered this summer. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Continue reading

September Declared Workforce Development Month

colorado-workforce-center-3Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month Continue reading

Pot Growers May Soon Find Limits on Greenhouse Growing

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell – a hedge against state-grown pot ending up in places where it’s not legal. But new marijuana production standards up for public review yesterday sparked a lively debate. The state is Continue reading

Researchers Split on Stoned Driving Dangers

MARIJUANA-300Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving Continue reading