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  • Legislative Update: hearing highlights, testimony, rent seeking, and reconsideration

    Legislative Update: hearing highlights, testimony, rent seeking, and reconsideration0

    • April 2, 2017

    SB17-188: “Repeal Income Tax Credit on Innovative Motor Vehicles,” or, as we like to call it the “repeal and repair” bill because money that would go to wealthy electric vehicle owners and corporations will instead be directed to roads and bridges. The bill passed out of Senate Finance on February 28 on a party line

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  • Energy Policy Center testimony on HB17-11160

    • March 31, 2017

    Mr. Chairman, members of the committee thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Michael Sandoval. I am the senior energy policy analyst for the Independence Institute, a state-based, free market think tank, headquartered in Denver. The Independence Institute is opposed to HB17-1116 not in intent, but in process. We do think

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  • PUC 2-1 vote forces utility to model costly social cost of carbon

    PUC 2-1 vote forces utility to model costly social cost of carbon0

    • March 29, 2017

    Colorado Public Utilities Commissioner Frances Koncilja’s concern for ratepayers is limited to the Pueblo area. She is more than willing to load up other low-income Coloradans with additional costs.  In a 2-1 vote last Thursday, Koncilja and PUC Chairman Jeff Ackermann ordered the state’s largest monopoly utility to model a $40 per ton social cost

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