Tag Archives: Senate

Period To File Sexual Assault Charges Doubles

sexual-assault-300The Colorado Senate approved a new bill that would double the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. The bill is in response to the sexual assault investigation underway against comedian Bill Cosby. The purpose of the bill is to Continue reading

Free Postage For Mail In Ballots In Colorado

colorado-state-seal-300Legislation is heading to the state senate that would allow Colorado voters to mail in their election ballots without paying for postage. The statehouse has approved the bill and moved it to the senate for a vote. The legislation would allow counties to pay for return postage on mail in ballots, and would guarantee the Continue reading

Women Still Have To Pay For Birth Control

BC-PILLA Bill that would have prevented woman in the state of Colorado from having to pay for birth control was shot down in a Senate State Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill would have changed existing law, and would have required insurance companies to pay for approved forms Continue reading

Rain Barrel Legalization In CO Takes Another Step Forward

RainBarrelRain barrels could soon be allowed once again in Colorado.  The state Senate’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee passed a bill yesterday repealing the rain barrel ban.  Democrats were finally happy with the language of the bill after steps were taken Continue reading

Rules To Change For Breathalyzers

DUIBreathalyzer test results will no longer be public information according to a bill that’s moving its way through the state legislature. The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would keep the public from learning how intoxicated someone was in a roadside test. The change would mean that only Continue reading

U.S. Senate Hopeful To Visit Craig

tim nevilleUnited States Senate hopeful and Colorado Senator, Republican Tim Neville will be in Craig this Sunday afternoon to discuss concerns and provide information on his campaign. The meeting will take place at 1:30 in the Bell Tower Building Room 201. According to his campaign information, Neville is running for the Continue reading

Tipton On Obamacare Repeal Bill

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday released a statement regarding the bill  that rolls back the Affordable Care Act and strips federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year.  The President has said he will repeal the bill.  Tipton stated that if the President “vetoes this repeal effort, he will be admitting that he is unwilling to fix the failures of the law and work toward accessible and affordable healthcare for all Americans—something Obamacare has drastically failed to do.”   Tipton went on the say Continue reading

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Gardner Reacts to Keystone Rejection

gardnerPresident Obama’s rejection of the proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline has upset many lawmakers, including Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. Gardner released a statement yesterday blasting the president for putting the demands of radical political groups over American jobs. Gardner said, “Construction of the Keystone pipeline would have created jobs, reduced America’s dependence on overseas oil, and helped Continue reading

House Votes Again to Dismantle Obamacare

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton voted last week with his colleagues to pass legislation to repeal the key provisions of Obamacare, effectively dismantling the law. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which uses a fast-track reconciliation process to force the Senate to vote on the bill would repeal Continue reading

Tipton Gives Update on Congressional Activity

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton phoned into Wild West Radio yesterday to give an update on what’s been going on in Congress. Tipton says there are a couple of bills he’s attached to that are expected to limit the authority of Federal Regulatory agencies, such as the EPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tipton has been working on two Continue reading

Tipton Applauds Judge’s Ruling on EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called Friday’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.” The controversial WOTUS rule would have drastically expanded the regulatory scope of Continue reading