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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

Trump Voids “Job Killing” Coal Regulation

The “Stream Protection Rule”, which was issued by Barack Obama as one of his last acts as president, has been voided by President Trump.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterways from the impact of surface coal Continue reading

Should Feminine Hygiene Products Be Taxed?

Colorado women may soon be exempt from paying taxes on feminine hygiene products if a bill is passed out of the State Legislature. House Bill 1127, which was passed out of the House Financial Committee Monday, would exclude tampons, menstrual pads, panty-liners, menstrual sponges, and menstrual cups from being Continue reading

Texting And Driving Fine May Go Up

A measure that would increase the fines associated with texting and driving in Colorado passed out of a State Senate committee yesterday. The measure would increase the fine for texting and driving in Colorado  from $50 to $300. Drivers will still be able to text under certain circumstances, like when they are Continue reading

Online Sales Tax May Be Coming To Wyoming

Wyomingites may soon have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill passed out of a Wyoming State Senate Committee yesterday would require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to the state. Online businesses with fewer than 200 purchases or Continue reading

Changes To Wyoming Early Retirement?

Some state employees may soon be eligible for early retirement in Wyoming. The State Senate passed a bill yesterday establishing new criteria under which state employees could qualify for early retirement. The bill, which went through considerable revisions during the legislative process, would Continue reading

Trump Nominates Coloradan To Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominated 4th generation Coloradan, Neil Gorsuch, as his choice to fill the open position on the U.S. Supreme Court. If approved by the Senate, Gorsuch would occupy the seat previously held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last year.  Gorsuch would be the first judge from Colorado to sit on Continue reading

Ticket Costs For Texting And Driving May Go Up

The costs for getting caught texting and driving may be going up in Colorado. A State Senate committee is discussing a bill that would increase penalties associated with texting and driving from $50, to $500. A Colorado Department of Transportation study found that one in ten fatal crashes that occurred in 2015 involved a distracted driver, and in Continue reading