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Coal Supplies 64% of Colorado’s Electricity

coalThe Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with Continue reading

Group Asks Udall to Clarify Comment

AFPAmericans for Prosperity – Colorado is asking Senator Mark Udall to clarify his remarks that the EPA’s new carbon regulations are a “good start.” Noting the undisputed cost of the regulations to jobs and the economy and Continue reading

President Plans to Announce New EPA Rule Himself

obamaPresident Obama plans to announce new coal regulations himself.  That’s according to Administration Officials, who say the president wants to announce the rules himself in a show of how committed he is to his climate change agenda.  Opponents say it’s clear the goal is to cripple the coal industry.  The Environmental Protection Continue reading

Tax Extenders Bill Blocked in Procedural Vote

US_CapitolThere are enough Senators in Washington that have concerns about the tax extenders bill to block the measure.  A procedural vote was used yesterday to block the bill, which includes a two-year extension of the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper

Gay Group Blasts Gay Lawmaker For Ballot Measure Support

polisA gay Republican organization is airing a radio ad attacking Democratic Representative Jared Polis for supporting possible ballot measures to limit fracking.  The ad from the Log Cabin Republicans contends that ballot measures limiting fracking could cost Colorado tens of thousands of jobs.  It notes that Polis is independently wealthy, and contends he is financing the ballot challenges to Continue reading