Tag Archives: Washington

Recreational Marijuana Sales Spike in June

MARIJUANA-300New marijuana tax records from Colorado show June was the best-selling month yet for the state’s recreational pot experiment, with $24.7 million in total sales.  The numbers released by the Department of Revenue also show recreational pot inching toward medical pot in total sales.  In January, Colorado’s Continue reading

Bust on I-80 Nets Two Pounds of Marijuana

whpOn the morning of July 29th, a Wyoming State Trooper observed a vehicle speeding eastbound on Interstate 80 just east of Evanston.  Conflicting stories between the driver and passenger in addition to the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, led troopers to conduct a search. During that search, Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Drawbacks of EPA Water Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses yesterday during a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to redefine “waters of the U.S.” would have on small businesses.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading

Cap and Trade Expected to be Big Part of New EPA Rules

EPA-300Experts believe Cap and Trade will be a big part of the EPA’s new emissions rules when they are revealed next month.  Administration insiders say President Obama plans to force cap and trade, something Americans rejected just a few years ago, through EPA rules and regulations.  The Wall Street Journal says Continue reading

Colorado in Bottom Half of Study Showing How States Treat Drivers

TEEN DRIVERThe National Motorists Association (NMA) has released an analysis that ranks the states and Washington, D.C. from worst to best based on their treatment of drivers. The motorists’ rights organization used 24 metrics that spanned the categories of legal protections, regulations, enforcement tactics, Continue reading

State BLM Office Gets New Director

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s acting state director for Colorado is being hired as the new permanent director.  Ruth Welch’s appointment was announced yesterday by BLM director Neil Kornze. He said Welch has broad experience in Continue reading

Tax Extenders Bill Blocked in Procedural Vote

US_CapitolThere are enough Senators in Washington that have concerns about the tax extenders bill to block the measure.  A procedural vote was used yesterday to block the bill, which includes a two-year extension of the Continue reading