Tag Archives: House

How To Vote In Local Primaries

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Ballots should have arrived in the mail by now for the local 2016 Primary Elections in Colorado. The deadline to submit your ballot to your local County Clerks office is 7 pm June 28th. If you are planning to mail in your ballot make sure you send it off early enough for it to be received by the deadline, as a
postmark will not count. Also be aware that mail-in Continue reading

Candidate For US House In Craig Tomorrow

BeinsteinAlex Beinstein who is running to be the Colorado US Representative from district 3 will be in Craig tomorrow night. There will be a meeting sponsored by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots at Colorado Northwestern Community College in room 175 from 7 to 9. The meeting will allow the public to meet and receive information from Beinstein about his campaign and policies. Beinstein who is originally from Carbondale, received his Continue reading

Primary Elections Voted Down

colorado-state-seal-300The house bill that would have instituted a primary system to select Colorado presidential candidates was shot down yesterday in a Senate committee on a party line vote. The bill was being considered because the use of caucuses to select the states nominees had recently come under scrutiny by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill passed out of Continue reading

Primaries Considered For Colorado

Vote_CheckmarkDue to criticism over the use of caucuses to determine Colorado’s presidential nominees the state is taking steps towards adopting a primary election system for the next election. A bill was passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that would require the Governor to set a presidential primary date for any Continue reading

CO House To Discuss Life Without Parole For Juveniles

prisone-orange-jumpsuitA bill that looks to reexamine life without parole for youth offenders in the state of Colorado has passed through the senate and now will head to the house for a vote. The bill looks to align Colorado with the United States Supreme Courts opinion that life without parole for juvenile offenders is unconstitutional. If passed the state would have to revisit 49 Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Use In Colorado Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse has gotten one step closer to reaching the Governors desk. The bill was unanimously approved yesterday by the State Senate and will require one more formal vote before it reaches the governors desk. The bill, already been passed out of Continue reading

Free Postage For Mail In Ballots In Colorado

colorado-state-seal-300Legislation is heading to the state senate that would allow Colorado voters to mail in their election ballots without paying for postage. The statehouse has approved the bill and moved it to the senate for a vote. The legislation would allow counties to pay for return postage on mail in ballots, and would guarantee the Continue reading

Marijuana May Be Allowed In CO Schools

MARIJUANA-300A new law that would allow students in Colorado that use medical marijuana, to receive their medication from a school nurse is being considered by a state house committee. If passed Colorado would be the second state in the country to require school districts to allow nurses to distribute medical marijuana to students that require it. It is currently legal for students to take medical marijuana on campus, as long as the school Continue reading

Sexting Could Land Teens On Sex Offenders List

sextingA new bill to cut down on the penalties associated with teen sexting has fallen short in the Colorado House. A committee voted 7-6 Tuesday against the proposal, which would have lowered criminal penalties for teenagers exchanging nude pictures of themselves. The move means that even consensual Continue reading

Control Over Oil Rig Locations

Co-Oil-Gas-300As the battle for local control over energy production continues in the courts, the Colorado House decided not to weigh in on the debate.  The House rejected a bill yesterday that would have allowed local governments more control over where oil and gas wells were located.  The legislation specifically said the Oil and Gas Continue reading

Bill To Remove Co Pays From Birth Control Moves Through House

BC-PILLA bill that would allow women access to the birth control without being subject to co-pays passed a House second reading vote yesterday. The bill would clarify the existing law so that insurance companies can’t deny coverage or require women to pay out-of-pocket costs for all FDA-approved forms of birth control. The bill aims to fill gaps n federal Continue reading

House Condemns Terror

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Earlier in the week, Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton and the United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to condemn the Brussels terrorist attacks. In a statement released by Tipton he said that he knows the measure will not bring back those injured in the attack, or Continue reading