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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

Three Teens Arrested Near Yampa Following Armed Carjacking

arrestNorthwest Colorado law enforcement agencies received information Thursday regarding three male teens that were wanted for a series of crimes out of the Aurora, Colorado area including one incident of armed carjacking. The teens were reported to be armed and dangerous.  Around 1 Friday afternoon, Routt County Communications received information that one of the teens cell phones had been pinged somewhere in the Oak Creek area. Continue reading

It May No Longer Be Illegal To Collect Rain Water In Colorado

RainBarrelThe Colorado State Legislature is diving into the issue of the public collection of rain water again this year.  A bill that would allow homeowners to collect 110 gallons of runoff from their roofs into rain barrels has passed a House committee vote.  Similar legislation was presented last year, but it died before it got to the floor for a vote.  Colorado is Continue reading

Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which Continue reading

Gardner Reacts to Keystone Rejection

gardnerPresident Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline has upset many lawmakers, including Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner released a statement yesterday blasting the president for putting the demands of radical political groups over American jobs. Gardner said, “Construction of the Keystone pipeline would have created jobs, reduced America’s dependence on overseas oil, and helped Continue reading