Tag Archives: Senate

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

Colorado May Eliminate Electric Car Tax Credit

The Colorado State Senate will soon consider eliminating tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles, or vehicles that do not run on gasoline. The legislation would shift the roughly $50 million in tax credits the state gives to subsidize alternative fuel vehicle purchases, and would shift the money to the Continue reading

Democrats Call On Baumgardner To Resign

Democrats in the Colorado Senate have released a joint statement calling for the resignation of State Senator Randy Baumgardner. Baumgardner has been accused by multiple parties of sexual harassment, which he has denied. However, one Continue reading

Tipton Talks Trump, Sage Grouse and Congress

In the final segment of our conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton he discussed the Trump administrations first year in office  and changes being made to Sage Grouse Conservation plans and how those changes could benefit our area. When asked to evaluate Congress’s performance in passing Continue reading

Tax Reform Talk With Congressman Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton Joined Wild West Radio recently to discuss a variety of issues, including tax reform, Child Health Insurance Program or CHIP funding, Sage Grouse Conservation, the Obamacare repeal process, and we also got the Congressman’s Continue reading

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