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Victor MitchellVictor MitchellJune 7, 20185min715

Colorado literally stands at a crossroads this year when it comes to transportation funding. I wish it was just a pun. Unfortunately, it’s the truth. As the November election approaches, special interests and Capitol insiders are demanding new revenue for transportation, by whatever means. The downtown Denver crowd is asking for a statewide sales tax increase for more transit, trails, and other goodies. A second, separate group opposes the sales tax, but wants to obligate Colorado to $5.2 billion dollars in additional debt and interest for selected road projects chosen by the big road builders and CDOT bureaucrats. I oppose both initiatives. My opponents embrace one or the other. We can and must address our road and bridge challenges without new taxes or debt.


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Donna LynneDonna LynneJune 7, 20185min652

Whether it is driving across failing bridges, battling congestion on your way to work or footing the bill for repairs to your car caused by potholes, I know you have a transportation horror story. You aren’t alone. With nearly half of Colorado’s major roads and highways in poor or mediocre condition, these stories are the rule, not the exception. More than $9 billion in needed state transportation projects have been identified with no funding in sight.


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Miller HudsonMiller HudsonApril 24, 20187min308

The political ambush is difficult to pull off. Betrayal is always a risk (the opposing party may serve as your public adversary, but one’s personal enemies are more likely to be sharing a beer with you). Campaign managers must tread carefully. Finance disclosure reports often deposit a trail of breadcrumbs leading back to dirty trick conspirators, while what looks like an undefended vulnerability can prove a trap. Defensive strategy prioritizes ‘inoculation’: the pre-emptive copping to DUIs, restraining orders, rehab residencies, unpaid child support payments and bankruptcies. With the advent of the Internet, there are few skeletons that remain reliably stuffed into a candidate’s closet. Opposition research can locate your prom date, former spouses, disgruntled co-workers, boot camp buddies and credit scores.