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Q&A: Chamber leaders in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins look up and down for I-25 funding

Q&A: David May
  Fix Colorado Roads has been working for years to get lawmakers to put more money into major roads, with lots of promises and limited follow-through. This session was supposed to turn a corner, but instead interstates 25 and 70 will continue to wait, just as the motorists do in routine traffic jams. Colorado Politics […]

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On the 2017 legislative session, transportation lobbyist sees hope in the wreckage

Sandra Hagen Solin, founder of Capitol Solutions, in a Capitol lobby, 10 May 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for the Fix Colorado Roads economic-development coalition, worked the legislative trenches all year to bring Capitol leaders to a place where they could make a deal to pass a major transportation funding proposal. After months of back and forth, leadership this session brought out House Bill 1242, which failed spectacularly. Critics […]

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Legislative leaders, bill’s sponsors lament demise of transportation funding referendum

House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, talk with reporters about a bipartisan transportation funding package the two are sponsoring on Thursday March 9, 2017, in Duran's office at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The legislative leaders who opened this year’s session with calls to come together to craft a transportation funding solution expressed disappointment Tuesday evening after three Republican senators slammed the brakes in committee on legislation that would have asked voters to raise the sales tax to pay for roads and transit.

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Fix Colorado Roads breaks down transportation bill

To understand House Bill 1242, the legislative’s signature legislation to raise billions for state transportation, you can’t do much better than to look over the working papers of Fix Colorado Roads. The statewide coalition of business interests is the main cog driving the effort to find billions for the state’s long-underfunded transportation system. Traffic jams on the interstates 25 […]

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Conservative group nudges — who else? — fellow Republicans to oppose transportation tax

What’s the old adage — lean hard on your enemies and on your friends, lean harder? OK, that’s not at all how it goes, but it sure fits politics well sometimes. The latest example: a campaign announced today by the conservative advocacy group Americans For Prosperity in opposition to the recently announced — and already much criticized […]

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Fix Colorado Roads pens letter to lawmakers about road reality

Colorado’s 100 legislators know how Fix Colorado Roads feels about House Bill 1242, the proposal to pump hundreds of millions of dollars a year into transportation by raising the state sales tax. The feeling is not excited, even a little disappointed. Fix Colorado Roads is the statewide coalition of local chambers, elected officials and civic organizations […]

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