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CHIP, immigration priorities for politicians

WASHINGTON – Durango’s representatives in Washington share many of the same goals in 2018, saying they want to focus on issues that affect rural Coloradans. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, said in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Republicans tout tax plan headed to president’s desk

WASHINGTON – Colorado Republicans were united in passing the tax reform plan that has been making its way through Congress since November. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet says Senate Republicans’ tax plan ‘fundamentally flawed’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet sharply criticized Senate Republicans’ proposed tax bill for catering to the wealthy and shortchanging the middle class. Bennet, D-Colo., fielded questions during a...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton touts job-generating power of GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton expects the Republican plan to reform and cut taxes will add more than 17,000 jobs to Colorado’s economy if it is adopted. In a statement to The Durango Herald,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado senators seek tax incentives for clean-energy projects

Clean-energy projects will gain access to tax incentives currently reserved for fossil-fuel industries if a bipartisan bill makes it through Congress. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Michael...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress gives the go-ahead on another round of disaster relief funding

WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans agreed Tuesday to a disaster-aid package for hurricane relief that also contained $576.5 million for federal wildfire-suppression programs. More than 1...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet introduces bill to offer public option on Obamacare exchanges

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet will introduce a bill to add a public option to the Affordable Care Act exchanges. After the first year, the Medicare-X Choice Act would give everyone the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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