Mike KrauseMike KrauseOctober 17, 20186min588

Colorado voters will have a choice this fall between two transportation funding measures.  Proposition 109 focuses on road and bridge infrastructure, without a tax or fee increase, while Proposition 110 uses roads as a hook for a massive sales tax increase, a slush fund for cities and counties, and mystery transit projects mostly aimed at Metro Denver. 


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsAugust 14, 20185min2781

Let’s fix our roads without a massive 21 percent increase of our state sales tax. The collaborative cronyists' proposal, "Let's Go Colorado" — a huge tax increase, allegedly for transportation — hurts everyday, hardworking Coloradans who are chasing their American dream.  If the politicians, bureaucrats, governmental appointees and interested parties behind the proposal, get their way, we’ll pay an additional 21 percent in state sales tax on basic items that make our lives better such as diapers, toilet paper and school supplies.


Tom NortonTom NortonJuly 31, 20187min178

I’ve been thinking about Colorado’s future.  What will make Colorado a great place to live, raise a family and prosper?  Many ideas immediately come to mind.  I’ve seen many ideas tried through legislative action and government programs.  These efforts are not necessarily all bad, but many have been misdirected, ineffective, overly complex and over-regulated.


Matt HamiltonMatt HamiltonJuly 9, 20186min1480

Colorado’s outdoor industry employs 228,000 and generates $28 billion for our economy. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order on the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard is critical for our continued economic growth. His action to direct adoption of this clean car standard is to be applauded — especially at a time when our federal government seems determined to roll back federal fuel efficiency standards in a move that will harm public health, consumer choice, and the economy. Companies across Colorado should be applauding Hickenlooper’s efforts to safeguard fuel efficiency because it is critical to all of our future success.  


Walker StapletonWalker StapletonJune 7, 20186min1765

Colorado’s roads and bridges have fallen into disrepair. The state’s growing population, history of underfunding transportation, and bureaucratic inefficiency have had real consequences for the condition of our infrastructure. As a result, Colorado has a $9 billion funding gap and maintenance backlog. These costs will only continue to grow the longer we neglect our transportation needs.


Victor MitchellVictor MitchellJune 7, 20185min708

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.