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Archive for December, 2011

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes,

Udall, Bennet Work to Expand Market for CO Potatoes, Create Jobs In Letter to USDA, Senators Urge Secretary Vilsack to Find a Resolution that Ensures a Competitive Trade Environment in Mexico for U.S. Potato Producers Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging him to prioritize advancing an agreement that will help U.S. potato growers increase their access to markets in Mexico.  Vilsack is scheduled to meet with ... Full Story

VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility

At Udall's Request, VA and DOD Partner to Notify Veterans of Eligibility for a Disability Benefits Review Following a request he sent in August, Mark Udall announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) will work together to notify 77,000 post-9/11 veterans that they are potentially eligible to receive increased disability benefits if they appeal the decision made when they left the military. Per Udall's ... Full Story

Colorado Dems and GOP respond to redistricting

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio Responds to Supreme Court’s Approval of New State Legislative Districts Denver – Following the approval of new legislative districts by the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio released the following statement: “Today’s ruling guarantees Colorado voters competitive districts that pressure legislators to look beyond their political bases. These new districts will favor representatives who are ... Full Story

Wind Over Coal

Wind Over Coal

By Tom Means,  Center for Rural Affairs Wind power is the future. It’s the most cost-effective source of renewable energy, and is starting to undercut fossil fuels. Power from conventional coal costs $68 per megawatt-hour, while wind power in high resource areas cost $65 per megawatt-hour. Supplies of coal and oil dwindle each day, but there will always be wind. And since wind will always be there, it isn’t subject to the type of supply-side market fluctuations that exist for ... Full Story

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his

Udall will speak on Senate floor before vote on his Balanced Budget Amendment As a reminder, Udall's amendment: • Requires that the federal budget be balanced each year unless 3/5ths of each House (60 votes in the Senate) vote to waive it for national emergencies. • Requires the President to submit a budget each year that is balanced. • Allows the requirement to be waived when the U.S. is in a declared time of war. • Creates a Social Security lockbox that protects the ... Full Story

Big business tax holidays are bad for small business,

Big business tax holidays are bad for small business, bad for America

    By Margot Dorfman   If small business owners decided to stop paying our fair share of taxes, we'd be sent to jail. Big business tax dodgers want Congress to reward them with a tax holiday. The U. S. Women's Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes legislation in Congress that would reward U. S. multinational corporations with massive, unwarranted tax discounts to bring back hundreds of billions in U. S. profits they shifted offshore to avoid paying taxes in the ... Full Story

Colorado Redistricting approved

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado this afternoon approved the redistricting plan. The Court Order states: Upon consideration of the Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of Representatives filed by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on December 5, 2011, together with the statements filed by the proponents and opponents herein, and now being sufficiently advised in the premises, IT IS ORDERED that Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of ... Full Story

Udall Should Re-Think his Amendment

  By Isabella Woods There is no doubt that US Senator Mark Udall has a strong political pedigree, and he always seems like quite a likeable fellow.  He’s strong on the environment, civil liberties and support for veterans, and keen on adopting a bi-partisan approach to most issues.  Now he wants Congress to agree to change the constitution by accepting his balanced budget amendment. Amendments, and more Amendments The Senator is of course not the first to make such a ... Full Story

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress “is Deadly And Unforgivable”

      Press Release     Stein Says White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress "is Deadly And Unforgivable" (BOSTON) Regarding the recently ended Durban climate change talks, Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, issued the following statement this morning: "Unlike my Republican opponents, President Obama professes to believe in science. He knows that America and the world is rapidly rushing to the catastrophic financial and ... Full Story

OpEdNews: December 12, 2011

    OpEdNews   Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be To view the web version please click here  December is, for non-profits, the most important month. Can you help Opednews.com to get off to a good start next year with a generous donation? They depend upon your support. If you wish to donate to their cause, click here. The Recorder has made a donation because we believe it is important to preserve the voice of a free press not beholden to corporate ... Full Story

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