Tag Archives: Senate

US May Begin Looking At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationEfforts to get the US Government to start tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation took another step forward yesterday when the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

Congress Looks At Improving Telephone Service In Rural Communities

phone-iconThe US House of Representatives is attempting to improve telephone connectivity in rural areas like Northwest Colorado by passing the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act. The bill received a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives yesterday. According to Congressman Scott Tipton, while people in urban areas take reliable phone Continue reading

U.S. May Look At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationThe US Government may begin tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation now that the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act has passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

Candidate For CO Senate In Meeker

Emily TracyEmily Tracy, Democratic candidate to represent District 8 in the Colorado Senate, will be in Meeker Thursday. Tracy is running against Republican incumbent Randy Baumgardner. Thursday afternoon, Tracy will be around Meeker talking to voters about issues. Later that evening she will attend the Natural Resource Tour Reception at the Continue reading

Millions Of Dollars Could Return To NW Colorado

US SenateAn amendment that would force the federal government to return tens of millions of dollars collected from oil and gas leases in Northwest Colorado was introduced earlier this week in the US senate. The amendment was co sponsored by Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The Oil and gas revenues were collected Continue reading

Primary Elections Voted Down

colorado-state-seal-300The house bill that would have instituted a primary system to select Colorado presidential candidates was shot down yesterday in a Senate committee on a party line vote. The bill was being considered because the use of caucuses to select the states nominees had recently come under scrutiny by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill passed out of Continue reading

Primaries Considered For Colorado

Vote_CheckmarkDue to criticism over the use of caucuses to determine Colorado’s presidential nominees the state is taking steps towards adopting a primary election system for the next election. A bill was passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that would require the Governor to set a presidential primary date for any Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading

Child Abuse And Neglect Examined

noABUSE-300x205Legislation is on its way to the Colorado State Senate that would change the definition of child abuse and neglect. A state representative says the bill ensures the examination of all factors prior to removing a child from a home. The legislation also requires the state to work with Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Use In Colorado Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse has gotten one step closer to reaching the Governors desk. The bill was unanimously approved yesterday by the State Senate and will require one more formal vote before it reaches the governors desk. The bill, already been passed out of Continue reading

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