Legislative leaders walk a fine line in proposing a tax increase for roads
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Legislative leaders walk a fine line in proposing a tax increase for roads

Author: Peter Marcus - March 9, 2017 - Updated: March 9, 2017

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Legislative leaders on Thursday called a transportation funding plan that includes a sales tax increase “courageous” given potential blowback from voters and anti-tax groups. Senate Republican leadership stands directly in the crosshairs of conservative groups like Americans For Prosperity by backing the proposal. House Bill 1242 calls for a 0.62 percent sales tax increase on top […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.