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CPW Could Increase Fees By 50%

A bill, which is currently working its way through the Colorado State Legislature, looks to establish a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As an agency, CPW gets very little money from the states general fund, with the majority of their funding coming from revenues generated from hunting, fishing and other park Continue reading

New Law To Make Health Care Costs Transparent

A bill, which takes significant steps to increase transparency when it comes to health care costs in Colorado, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper. The bill guarantees customers will receive more information about the cost of services before procedures are performed, which will help prevent Continue reading

Tax Increase To Fund Road Improvements?

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill which would ask voters to fund a sales tax increase to pay for roads. The State’s sales tax would climb .6% to just over 3.5% between January 2018 and December 2037. Meanwhile, the state would reduce the vehicle registration fees by more than half. Budget estimates Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Tax Rate Unchanged

The bill that would have lowered the severance tax rate that coal producers pay in Wyoming was shot down in a legislative committee last week. The bill would have dropped the state’s severance tax rate on coal from 7 to 6%. Those who Continue reading

Wyoming Dropping Marriage Licenses?

A measure has been introduced in the Wyoming State Legislature that would drop the requirements to receive a marriage certificate in the state. State law currently requires that a marriage ceremony take place where afterwards the couple and the official sign a marriage license. The couple Continue reading

New Wyoming Laws Take Effect Today

wyoming-flag-graphicNew laws passed earlier this year by the Wyoming legislature will go into effect today.  The special car decals that owners of electric cars have to purchase for their license plates now must be renewed annually.  Wyoming is now a part of a collective of states that allows out of state nurses to work in the state without acquiring additional licenses.  Wyoming residents that are Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Allowing ATVs on County Roads

atv-300Lawmakers are set to consider whether to allow off-highway vehicles on county roads next year. Lawmakers approved a bill last week after a similar effort failed in the state Legislature earlier this year. The bill would require county clerks to provide a one-time registration program for ATV Continue reading

State Prepared for New Air Quality Rule

EPA-300Colorado officials say they’re ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison says a number of options are being considered. They include improving insulation at existing Continue reading

Lawmakers Can’t Agree on Drone Surveillance Limitations

DRONEColorado lawmakers gave up their efforts to put new limits on drone surveillance. The Senate voted Tuesday to ax the last surviving measure of the year to limit drones. Sponsors say they couldn’t find a way to limit surveillance without trampling on free speech rights or the ability of law enforcement to carry out investigations. This Continue reading

Tipton Provides Legislative Update

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton gave Wild West Radio an update yesterday on what he’s been doing in the Legislature this year. Tipton was excited about legislation he just had reintroduced in the House to limit the Federal Government’s power over water in the U.S. Tipton says the bill is about preserving state’s and private rights. Tipton says Continue reading

Lawmakers Take Different Approach to Red Light Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAA group of Colorado senators is frustrated by the slow pace of a House bill to ban cities from using red-light enforcement cameras. So they’re forwarding a rival measure to compel towns to get voter approval to keep the cameras. The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the bill, Continue reading

Lawmakers Set up Program for Farmers Wanting Hemp Seeds

HEMPAn effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature. A bill approved 35-0 yesterday would set up a “certified seed” program through the state Department of Agriculture. Continue reading