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Guzman: A solution for our rural hospitals

Sen. Lucia Guzman

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]

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Gorman: Amendment 72 is constitutionally guaranteed revenue for state bureaucracies

Linda Gorman

Amendment 72 supporters claim that raising tobacco taxes will reduce smoking. That’s a smokescreen. What the amendment really does is create a constitutionally mandated stream of revenue for two state health bureaucracies that seek to shake off the shackles of legislative budgetary oversight. Under Amendment 72, the state tax on a pack of cigarettes will […]

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