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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

Hickenlooper Defends Human Services Department

cdhsColorado’s governor is defending the embattled Department of Human Services to state lawmakers who have complained that the agency that oversees child welfare needs a new direction. Governor John Hickenlooper sent a four-page response to the 84 state lawmakers who wrote him earlier this month to point out “disturbing Continue reading

Lawmakers Hope to Finish Standardized Testing Bill Today

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term – how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools. Legislators have been debating various plans to reduce student tests for months. Continue reading

Hash Oil Production Ban Hits Governor’s Desk

MARIJUANA-300A ban on common procedures for making homemade hash oil is headed to the governor’s desk. The bill would make it a felony for amateurs to make hash or marijuana concentrate using an “inherently hazardous substance” such as a flammable liquid chemical or compressed gas. Such methods have been blamed for more Continue reading

Governor Expected to Sign School Violence Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed yesterday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in Continue reading

Lawmakers Trying to Secure Pay Raises

pay raiseColorado lawmakers are hustling during the term’s final days to dramatically raise the pay of elected officials, including themselves. A bill to hike the salaries of statewide elected officials and state lawmakers passed the Senate late yesterday on an unrecorded voice vote. The bill has to pass the Senate in a more formal recorded vote before heading to the House. The bill hikes the pay of Continue reading