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Lawmakers Consider Banning “Palcohol”

palcoholColorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned the product, which is pending approval from federal Continue reading

Lawmakers Spar Over Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Illegal-Immigration-300Lawmakers got into a heated debate yesterday over a program that provides driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Republicans introduced legislation to reject money for the program, a move Democrats were unhappy with. The bill would block the Hickenlooper administration from spending $166,000 in fees generated from Continue reading

House Passes Work Week Bill

workweekLawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to restore the full-time 40-hour work week. Obamacare requires all businesses with the equivalent of over 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage Continue reading

Lawmakers to Address Possible Refunds to Taxpayers

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers will address budgetary surpluses that require refunds to taxpayers during the legislative session that begins this week. It’ll be a busy four months for lawmakers who will also tackle government control over Continue reading

States Moving to Ban Powdered Alcohol

palcoholStates are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called “Palcohol,” is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink. But Continue reading

Appearance of Edible Pot up for Discussion

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana regulators in Colorado have already tightened rules on popular forms of edible pot by requiring manufacturers to make it easier to tell how much of the drug consumers are eating. Now they’re writing new rules on what the products themselves look like. A third and possibly final workgroup meeting today is focused on Continue reading

State Struggling With Caregiver Rules

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has struggled for years to rein in medical marijuana caregivers. Now that the drug is legal for all adults over 21, the job isn’t getting any easier. A panel of lawmakers and regulators declined yesterday to endorse a proposed bill relating to new limits on the state’s medical marijuana framework, deemed a Continue reading

EPA Adds Hearings But Not in Moffat County

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to hold extra public hearings on its new carbon emissions rules, but none of those hearings will be in Moffat County, or any coal producing county.  Instead, the EPA will hold an extra day of hearings in each of the cities already on the schedule.  Hearings will now be in Continue reading

Hickenlooper Still Considering Special Session

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Lawmakers and groups with a stake in oil and gas development in Colorado have a draft bill from the governor’s office that seeks to find a compromise on local control rules for the booming fracking industry.  Governor John Hickenlooper will order a special legislative session if there is consensus on the proposal aimed at trying to stave off Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers React to New EPA Rule

EPA-300Colorado lawmakers are split, mostly along party lines, when it comes to reactions to the EPA’s rollout of new carbon emission control measures yesterday.  Both Senators, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall praised the new rules as a victory in the fight against climate change.  The rules are expected to cost Americans Continue reading

Kinkaid to Talk Cap and Trade on Amy Oliver Show

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be a guest on the Amy Oliver Show tomorrow morning.  The show is a conservative radio talk program in Greeley, and Oliver has been a featured guest speaker in Northwest Colorado.  Kinkaid says they will be discussing President Obama’s upcoming cap and trade system he plans to force on power plants in the U.S.  The president Continue reading

State Lawmakers Upset Over Treatment of Veterans

VETERANSColorado lawmakers are furious over the treatment of the nation’s veterans at Government hospitals around the country.  Mike Coffman says he has no faith at all in the entire system.  Recently, the U-S Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of falsifying information to show that Continue reading