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Timothy J. LarsenTimothy J. LarsenOctober 22, 20185min263

Proposition 110 and 109 do not create fair funding for our highways.  Currently Colorado taxes gasoline and diesel fuel, with all users of our highways helping to maintain and improve our highways.  Colorado and out-of-state businesses pay over 18 percent of the Colorado fuel tax (for diesel fuel) to support highways.  Propositions 110 and 109 will not collect any money for highways from trucks and businesses.


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Miller HudsonMiller HudsonOctober 9, 20186min255

It has been apparent for more than a decade that Colorado needs to spend more money on its roads. If you have had the occasion to travel across our borders recently, it is apparent that even blood red states like Utah, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming have figured out how to finance this central responsibility of government. For the past half dozen years each new Legislature has identified transportation funding as its bi-partisan, number one priority without significant result. On this November’s ballot voters have an opportunity to choose between a pair of citizen initiatives that embrace the competing theories regarding this challenge that have consistently defeated resolution by our legislators.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsAugust 14, 20185min2786

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.


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Walker StapletonWalker StapletonJune 7, 20186min1767

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.


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Donna LynneDonna LynneJune 7, 20185min646

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 HudsonMay 30, 20185min1028

There were several flashes of bipartisan compromise at the close of the legislative session that provide a glimmer of hope for the emergence of a Colorado First political majority. It’s not a sure thing by a long shot, but it feels like our major political parties are starting to respond to pressure from voters who are enlisting in the “Lets get something done, even if we have to pay for it…” caucus. The legislature’s eleventh-hour approval last year for a reclassification of the hospital provider fee, exempting these revenues from TABOR spending restrictions, proved a harbinger for what transpired this year. During the closing hours of the 2018 session transportation funding, phase 2 of a PERA bailout, redistricting reform and more were pushed across the finish line.