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Republicans Respond To Obama With A “Better Way”

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300The Better Way Program has been created by U.S. House republicans in a response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. The plan looks to restore constitutional authority, foster new jobs and economic growth, ensure affordable and accessible health care, and protect Americans from threats both home and abroad. Colorado Congressman Continue reading

Celebrate Constitution Week

constitution_we_the_peopleConstitution Week begins this Saturday and runs through Friday the 23rd. The Craig City Council and The Moffat County Commissioners approved a Constitution Week proclamation from members of The Daughters of the American Revolution, at their meetings yesterday. To celebrate Constitution Continue reading

Vote To Change Colorado Primary

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Two separate ballot initiatives focused on changing the Colorado Primary Election system have received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. Initiative 98 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary election without having to declare as either a Continue reading

Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

Colorado Constitution May Get Harder To Amend

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGInitiative 96 supported by the group “Raise The Bar” has received enough signatures to be put to a vote in November. The Initiative would require any petition for a citizen initiated amendment to the state Constitution to get signatures from at least 2% of the voters in each of the state’s 35 Senate Districts. It would also increase the percentage of votes required Continue reading

New Limits On Oil And Gas Development?

Co-Oil-Gas-300It’s possible that voters in Colorado may see issues concerning oil and gas development on the ballot this November. Supporters of two Initiatives turned in their petitions to the Secretary of Sate yesterday. Both initiatives seek to stop or limit oil and gas development in the state by amending the Colorado constitution. Initiative 75 would move Continue reading

Tipton, Gardner, Hickelooper Respond To Obama Gun Plans

gun contorlCongressman Scott Tipton issued a statement yesterday in response to the President’s executive orders on gun control. In the statement Tipton called the Presidents proposals “overreaching” and said the President is “playing Politics rather than working with Continue reading

Lawmakers to Ask Voters to Keep Pot Tax Surplus

MARIJUANA-300The final numbers are in, and Colorado owes its residents some $58 million in pot tax refunds. But state lawmakers started work yesterday on a proposal to ask voters if the state can keep the money. Colorado’s constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits. The refund requirement is Continue reading

Lawsuit Filed Over School Funding Formula

school-fundingA group of Colorado school districts are suing the state over a funding procedure they say violates the constitution as mandated by Amendment 23.  The lawsuit filed in Denver Friday challenges a state school-funding procedure known as the “negative factor” which allows the reduction Continue reading