Tag Archives: rural areas

Senate Pushes Through Repeal of Rural Energy Mandates

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republicans have pushed one of their top priorities through the Senate, to roll back renewable energy mandates for rural areas. But the final vote yesterday doesn’t yet mean that rural utilities will need less energy from Continue reading

Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading

Gardner Amendment Expected to Improve Rural Health Care

gardnerYesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) that would provide additional funding for Telemedicine and Distance Learning Services in rural areas. The services are critical to rural Colorado, where specialized medical treatments are not widely Continue reading