Tag Archives: Senate

BLM Suspends Venting And Flaring Rule

As part the Trump administrations goal to reduce the burden of federal regulations that may hinder economic growth and energy development, the Bureau of Land Management announced this week that the agency will temporarily suspend or delay certain requirements contained in its 2016 final Waste Prevention Rule, also known as the Venting Continue reading

Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

Senate Introduces Legislation To Simplify Taxes

The U.S Senate introduced legislation yesterday to simplify the tax code in the United States, to help provide tax relief to the American people. According to a summary of the bill from the Senate Committee on Finance, “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” provides responsible middle-class tax relief by cutting tax Continue reading

Senate Looks At Bill To Delay Obamacare Tax

Following the news that the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy bill would be unsuccessful, Senator Cory Gardner introduced legislation yesterday that would institute a one year delay on the implementation of an Obamacare health insurance tax. The Healthcare Tax Relief Act Continue reading

Governors Tell Senate To Reject Obamacare Repeal

Governor John Hickenlooper has joined a bi-partisan group of nine other governors, calling on lawmakers to reject the latest effort to repeal Obamacare. The governor says the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate, would give Colorado an estimated $800 million to $1 Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Bill To Make It Easier To Discipline VA Employees

Both Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner voted to advance the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act out of the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation Continue reading

CO Senate Looks To Add Wait Time For Abortions

The Colorado Senate will hold one more vote on a measure that would force women seeking abortions and their doctors to wait 24 hours. Northern Colorado State Senators Vicki Marble and Kevin Lundberg’s bill passed the first vote in the Senate earlier this week. Marble and Lundberg’s bill would Continue reading

Bill To Limit Residential Marijuana Grow Ops

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would limit residential medical marijuana grow operations to 16 plants, down from the 99 currently allowed.  According to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health, the new plant total will allow patients to continue to grow their medicine in a manner appropriate for Continue reading

Bills Look To Clarify CO’s Marijuana Policy

While the future of the marijuana industry is up in the air in the United States, the Colorado  legislature advanced several bills recently to help clarify Marijuana policy in the state. The Senate passed House Bill 1034, introduced by Senator Randy Baumgardner, which would align medical marijuana licenses with the retail marijuana code.  This will allow medical facilities Continue reading

Felony Charge For Killing Pets And Animals?

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives this week that would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a Continue reading

Wyoming Cigarette Tax Won’t Go Up

A bill that would have increased the cigarette tax in Wyoming was defeated last week in a State Senate Committee. The bill would have increased the taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes from 60 to 90 cents. The bill faced oppositions from both sides, with convenience store owners worried the Continue reading