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Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading

Compromise Reached on Program to Provide Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseA compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is heading to the governor’s desk. The bipartisan agreement partially funds a request from the state Department of Revenue to collect and spend Continue reading

State GOP Changes Leadership

REPUBLICANColorado Republicans have ousted their state party chairman over concerns that the GOP should be in better shape. GOP chairman Ryan Call lost re-election Saturday at the annual GOP convention in Centennial. Call was seeking a third term, but lost to former gubernatorial candidate Steve House of Adams County. Even though the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Threatens Vetoes on Both Sides of the Aisle

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado’s governor has firm words for lawmakers entering the second half of the legislative session. He hinted yesterday that he’s not sold on measures coming from both parties. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters that he doesn’t support repealing a limit on ammunition magazines. That’s a priority for Continue reading

Ban on Microbeads Nearing Final Approval

MICROBEADSA ban on tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products is nearing final approval in the Colorado Legislature. The Senate voted yesterday in favor of a bill banning microbeads by 2020. One more procedural vote sends the ban to the governor’s desk. The microbeads turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and Continue reading

Beauprez Joins Steamboat Institute

BEAUPREZThe Steamboat Institute has announced that Bob Beauprez has joined its Board of Directors. Beauprez is a Colorado native, buffalo rancher, author, former dairyman and Member of Congress. In 2002, Beauprez was elected as Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears from Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Members of the governor’s drilling task force got a split message on their latest trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle yesterday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials Continue reading

Colorado Oil And Gas Task Force To Meet In Rifle

The “Colorado Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Task Force” will hold it’s 4th meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Rifle. The task force was created last September by Colorado Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds Day of Prayer

prayerThe Colorado Supreme Court is upholding the governor’s right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations. Yesterday’s ruling reverses a 2012 appeals court decision that found the proclamations violated constitutional protections Continue reading

Beauprez Concedes Governor’s Race

BEAUPREZBob Beauprez has conceded the governor’s race. The Republican running to unseat Governor Hickenlooper conceded yesterday after a tight race. In an email to his supporters, Beauprez said “there just aren’t enough options to get us across the finish line.” Hickenlooper won a second term, narrowly defeating Beauprez. The race was much 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

Hickenlooper, Udall Yet to Address Northwest Colorado

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300The Hickenlooper and Udall camps have yet to commit to an interview to talk about Northwest Colorado issues. Both men are running for reelection this year. Governor John Continue reading