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Gay Conversion Therapy To Be Outlawed?

It may soon be illegal for minors to be enrolled in gay conversion therapy in Colorado. A bill that would ban gay conversion therapy in the state passed a Democratic-controlled House committee earlier this week. However, most expect the bill to be defeated in Continue reading

Bill To Fix CPW’s Financial Woes Advances

A bill, which would allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to increase park fees in order to address the agencies long term funding issues is working its way through the Colorado Legislature. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 6-1 to send the Hunting, Fishing, and Parks for Future Generations act to the full Senate earlier this week. CPW estimates that by 2025 the agency will have an annual budget shortfall of $30 Continue reading

Marijuana Tasting Rooms Coming To Colorado?

A new bill is working its way through the Colorado Legislature that would allow marijuana dispensaries to set up social consumption establishments, or places where people could use marijuana. The bi-partisan bill is an attempt to address Colorado’s public cannabis consumption issues, by allowing medical and Continue reading

Penalties For Unattended Fires May Go Up

Lawmakers in the State Legislature have introduced a new bill, aimed at cutting down on preventable wildfires in Colorado. If passed, people who leave campfires burning on public lands in the state would face more strenuous penalties and fines. The State House of Continue reading

Wyoming May Expand “Stand Your Ground” Law

A bill that would provide extended protections to anyone who uses deadly force under serious threat of bodily harm will be discussed during the upcoming Wyoming legislative session. The bill would provide protections against both criminal and civil Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

Mitsch Bush Announces Plan To Challenge Tipton

Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs has announced that she will challenge Representative Scott Tipton for Colorado’s Third U.S. Congressional District seat in 2018. Mitsch Bush is currently serving in the State Legislature and has formerly served as a Routt County Commissioner. Mitsch Bush, who was elected to the Colorado Legislature in Continue reading

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