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Perlmutter pushes
for gun control

Colorado’s 7th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter has been named one of the 12 vice chairs of the newly formed House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

The announcement came recently from the task force chair, California Rep. Mike Thompson.

Thompson said the leadership team was chosen to assist in crafting legislation “to reduce and prevent gun violence while also protecting the rights of law-abiding individuals without a history of dangerous mental illness to own legitimate firearms for legitimate purposes.”

The task force is expected to hold meetings and hearings with experts during January. The group is scheduled to release a set of gun safety policy in early February. Perlmutter had previously announced his intent to introduce a new Assault Weapons Ban in January. The previous federal ban expired in 2004.

Less paper tax forms available

Due to ongoing budget cuts, Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is reducing the number of paper tax forms it will provide to patrons.

In 2013, the library will carry only the most common tax forms; in 2014, JCPL will eliminate paper tax forms altogether. County residents will be directed to print out paper forms through the following websites:

For federal forms — www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs

For state forms—go to the www.colorado.gov site and search for tax forms