Bill to aid rural communities during hard times

SB15-036 seeks to give emergency assistance grants to rural communities during times of economic hardship. The bill is sponsored by freshman Senator Kerry Donovan who represents state Senate District 5. The district covers six counties on the Western Slope including Delta, Hinsdale and Gunnison.

Donovan says the bill would allow the state to react quickly when there’s an economic emergency in a community like a plant shutdown or industry-wide layoffs.

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Help for rural areas

Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, describes the Republican legislative agenda in the GOP-controlled Senate as a “radical repeal-a-thon.” Should she have expected anything less? Republicans are finally in a position to roll back what they consider the radical liberal agenda that Democrats have advanced over the past few years. But as the political divide …

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