Tag Archives: wildfires

Committee Passes Fire Mitigation Cooperation Bill

FEMA-250The Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Homeland Security appropriations bill yesterday instructing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to devise a strategy with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to better Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading

Forest Service Adds Four Aircraft to State’s Firefighting Fleet

FIRE DROPThe U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.  In a statement, the service said it will have a second Continue reading

Legislature Approves Pot and Tax Relief Bills Before Ending Session

MARIJUANA-300Banking for marijuana businesses in Colorado passed during the last day of legislative session, and lawmakers also approved property tax forgiveness for disaster victims.  The banking plan would create the world’s first financial system for the pot industry.  It will have co-ops acting as uninsured Continue reading

Bill Forgives Property Tax Payments of Those Affected By Disaster

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement on a bill to forgive property taxes for residents affected by massive flooding and wildfires last year.  The House gave final approval to the bill yesterday Continue reading

Wildfires and Revenge Porn Still to be Addressed During Session

FIRE DROPLast year’s destructive wildfires and historic flooding meant lawmakers had to come up with ways to address the consequences. Two big-ticket items include a nearly $20 million proposal to fund a state-owned firefighting fleet to Continue reading