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Hickenlooper Cutting Power Plant Emissions?

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still considering an executive order to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions from the state’s power plants. The executive order, if signed, could impact customers across Northwest Colorado as any coal-fired plants would likely pass their Continue reading

Hickenlooper Talks Minimum Wage Hike

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is unsure where he stands on Amendment 70, the ballot initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In a recent interview Channel 9 TV in Denver, the Governor implied that he is concerned about the harm the wage increase could have on rural Colorado and small business owners across the state. The governor is concerned that the $12 minimum wage would put undue stress Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Wants To Talk Fracking

frackingColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he’s hearing the message loud and clear from anti-fracking supporters.  Despite two proposals not receiving enough signatures to Continue reading

Mead Done Cutting Budget For 2016

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is not planning on making additional cuts to the states budget until the January legislative session. Mead sliced $250 million from the states budget in June. The Governor stated that if budget cuts continue they will result in Wyoming State government employees Continue reading

Hickenlooper May Demand Carbon Emission Reductions

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper is considering instituting an executive order that would require the states power sector to reduce its carbon emissions by 35%, by the year 2030. A spokesman from Hickenlooper’s office said that the executive order is still in a rough draft phase, the governor is taking input and Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Proposes $248 Million In Budget Cuts

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead proposed cutting $248 million from the general fund budget earlier this week. The cuts could cause services to be slashed throughout the state and hundreds of lost jobs. These cuts have to be made due to the extreme shortage of revenues collected from mineral extraction industries Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading

$10 Million To Capture Carbon

coalplugIn an attempt to revive the coal industry, Wyoming state officials broke ground on a test center at a Gillette coal-fired power plant Wednesday with the goal of identifying economic uses for carbon emissions. The groundbreaking provides some positive news for the coal producers.  At the test center, teams of scientists will compete to Continue reading

Ag Day At The Capitol

ag dayColorado’s Ag Day at the capital will take place Tuesday starting at 11:30. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined by state officials, lawmakers and agriculture representatives to honor Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses. According to Hickenlooper, the Continue reading

Governor’s Forum On Ag In February

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300This year’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will be held next month. The event to be held in Denver will focus on next generation agriculture. It begins February 18th. The forum will covers the future of the state’s rural communities, labor availability challenges, succession planning for farmers Continue reading

Dems to Again Push Right to Die Bill

DEMOCRAT-2-300Colorado Democrats will try again next year to give terminally ill patients the option to end their lives with doctor-prescribed medication. A similar proposal last session failed. But supporters of the idea are hoping they’ll have momentum after California’s governor signed right-to-die legislation this week. Other states Continue reading

Legislation Gives States Protection from EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Bipartisan legislation was passed yesterday, giving states protection from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on existing power plants should a state’s governor, in consultation with state officials, determine that the federal plan would have an adverse impact on ratepayers or on the reliability of the state’s Continue reading