Colorado

DENVER, Colo. (April 12, 2017) – Yesterday, the Colorado Senate gave final approval a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two senators sponsored House Bill 1115 (HB1115). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance,…

DENVER, Colo. (March 21, 2017) – A Republican controlled Colorado Senate committee killed a bill that would have closed an asset forfeiture loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more stringent state asset forfeiture laws. Despite bipartisan sponsorship, Senate Bill 136 (SB136) failed to advance out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary by a…

DENVER, Colo. (March 10, 2017) – Yesterday, the Colorado House unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two senators sponsor House Bill 1115 (HB1115). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby…

DENVER, Colo. (March 3, 2017) – Yesterday, a Colorado House committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two senators sponsor House Bill 1115 (HB1115). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance,…

DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Last week, a Colorado House committee killed a bill that would have hindered so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with enforcement of some federal immigration laws. Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) sponsored House Bill 1134 (HB1134) The legislation would have prohibited local governments from adopting any policy or…

It is a few months after the election; do you know where your freshman legislator is?

Sending your naïve conservative hero off to the legislature is similar to sending your precious, innocent college freshman off to a liberal university.

You are turning him loose to the wolves.

You have done all you can to raise him up and prepare him for the real world, but you will never know how he is going to respond to all the pressure and temptations that come with his new life away from home and the people who helped him get there.

How will you know where he is, and the decisions he’s making, when you aren’t there to hold his hand?

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Two more counties have joined a Colorado town in rejecting grants covered by HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, effectively nullifying a federal program designed to gain control over local communities. Castle Rock, a community of 55,000 people in central Colorado, recently decided to refuse funds from the federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban…

While the federal government always views its threats to cut off the flow of stolen money to the states as a kind of untrumpable trump card, a Colorado town has created a template for how to handle the federal government’s attempts at bribery and extortion. Castle Rock, a community of 55,000 people in central Colorado,…

Recently, several states have taken steps toward expanding their marijuana markets by removing restrictions on out of state investors, a move that will serve to further nullify federal prohibition in effect. According to the LA Times, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board amended its rule to allow out-of-state investors to finance recreational marijuana businesses.…