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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

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