April 18, 2012 (Denver) – The mountain pine and spruce beetles are devastating forests in much of Colorado. Aside from remaking landscapes, altering wildlife habitats and increasing the danger of wildfire, avalanche and erosion, they have left Coloradans with the vexing question of what to do with all that dead timber. HB12-1004, sponsored by Rep. Laura
April 17, 2012 (Denver) –A bill to cut the estate tax for farmers and ranchers passed the Appropriations Committee today on a 9 to 4 vote. HB12-1042, sponsored by Rep. Sal Pace (D-Pueblo), will provide a tax credit to farmers and ranchers if they paid an inheritance tax under the condition they keep the land in
April 16, 2012 (Denver) –Legislators and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia attended the American Military Family Honor Rally that was sponsored by Rep. Nancy Todd (D-Aurora) today at the State Capitol. The AMF Honor Rally was organized by Gold Star Family Dan and Michelle Benavidez, who lost their son, Staff Sargeant Kennith W. Mayne, in combat.
April 16, 2012 (Denver) – House Republicans’ loyalty to GOP — Guns Over People — prevailed today when they gave initial approval to a bill that would end Colorado’s background check for firearms purchasers. HB12-1048, sponsored by Rep. Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs), would make the FBI background check the only insurance that a gun buyer is