November 6, 2012
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The Colorado Legislative Rural Caucus met for the first time Monday, hosting a panel discussion about rural telecom issues.
SB13-252 scheduled Monday for 3rd reading in Senate
Two Moffat County organizations last week launched a campaign to stop a bill that would increase renewable energy mandates on rural Colorado electric cooperatives. Senate Bill 13-252, sponsored by Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Senate Majority Whip Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, would increase renewable energy mandates on rural Colorado electric cooperatives from 10 to 25 percent by 2020.
A Sen. Randy Baumgardner-sponsored water rights measure unanimously passed out of the Colorado Senate Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.
House Joint Resolution 13-1004 calls on the U.S. Forest Service to rescind a 2012 directive that stipulates water rights revert to the federal government upon termination of a special-use permit.
Wiggins and Jantz maintain the legislation passed by Colorado's House and Senate won't keep guns out of the hands of criminals and instead will punish law-abiding citizens. Both sheriffs said Tuesday that gun control has been the No. 1 concern of their constituents in recent months, and that every email, phone call and comment they have heard is from residents who oppose gun control legislation.