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Colorado Insurance Premiums To Increase 27%

Insurance premiums will climb by an average of 27% next year for Coloradans who buy health insurance on the states Obama Care insurance exchange. The state’s division of insurance announced that they approved the rates from nine different insurance companies for plans both on and off the state insurance exchange for 2018. The increases do not Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Rescission Of DACA

President Trump’s announcement that he’d end the Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, prompted a varied reaction from Colorado politicians. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants, whose parents brought them to Continue reading

Bill Looks To Streamline Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects aimed at protecting or restoring sage-grouse and mule deer habitat in the west. Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the group of congressmen to introduce the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act. The rapid encroachment of Continue reading

Formal Proposal To Eliminate WOTUS Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formally submitted a proposal that would withdraw the federal government from the Waters of The United States Rule.  Rewriting this rule is not only popular with coal companies, but also with Continue reading

Mitsch Bush Announces Plan To Challenge Tipton

Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs has announced that she will challenge Representative Scott Tipton for Colorado’s Third U.S. Congressional District seat in 2018. Mitsch Bush is currently serving in the State Legislature and has formerly served as a Routt County Commissioner. Mitsch Bush, who was elected to the Colorado Legislature in Continue reading

Tipton To Host Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Scott Tipton will host a telephone town hall meeting next week. The town hall will take place Monday starting at 6 and all from our area are invited to participate. Tipton says that while it’s not always possible to visit all of the 29 counties he represents as much as he would like, the telephone town hall will give all constituents the opportunity to Continue reading

Tipton: US Needs All-Of-The-Above Energy Policy

In an effort to create an all-of-the-above energy plan in the United States, Congressman Scott Tipton re-introduced the Planning for American Energy Act last week in the House of Representatives.  The bill calls for the Energy Information Administration to protect U.S. energy needs over the next 30 years and for the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to Continue reading

Tipton Votes To Repeal And Replace Obama Care

The American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation aimed at repealing and replacing Obama Care, was approved yesterday by the US House of Representatives. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the Republican contingent that voted for the bill. Tipton says that the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care is broken, so he could no longer stand Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Move BLM Office West

Legislation has been introduced in both the US House and Senate, that would authorize the federal government to move the national BLM office to the Western United States. Senator Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton both introduced legislation in their respective chambers this week, which Continue reading

Millions To Go Towards Fighting Opioid Abuse

Nearly $8 million has been allocated by the department of Health and Human Services to go toward fighting the opioid epidemic in Colorado. HHS Secretary Tom Price announced last week that the agency will provide more than $485 million in federal grants to go towards fighting opioid abuse. The grants are part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congressman Scott Tipton helped pass at the end of Continue reading

Congress To Get Power Over Coal Moratoriums?

Wyoming US Congresswoman Liz Cheney has introduced legislation that would give Congress final control over future coal moratoriums in the US. This legislation could help continue President Trump’s crusade against regulations contained within the Obama administrations, Clean Power Plan. Coal developments were put on hold during the Obama Continue reading

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading