Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 14, 20186min753

The Colorado Senate considered a bill to beef up funding for transportation without raising taxes Wednesday but it bogged down in amendnents about where the money would go, as well as delivering a tacit protest of the bill's sponsor. Senate Bill 1 would ask voters in November to set aside more than $300 million a year in existing sales taxes and fees to repay more than $3.5 billion in loans to jump-start major projects, especially widening Interstate 25 north of Monument and Denver, as well as the I-70 mountain corridor.


Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 13, 20189min1939

The Trump administration is OK with a ban on bump stocks. The Florida Legislature, despite opposition from the National Rifle Association, last week approved a package of gun control measures, including a ban on bump stocks that increase the firing capacity of normal rifles. Colorado's state Senate is a week away from hearing a bill that would take the same step. But it won't pass here, according to Senate Republican leadership. And they're backed by several gun rights groups that all oppose bump stock bans and which have been generous with Senate Republicans.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 11, 20184min415
Two left-leaning policy think tanks in Denver are calling out the Colorado legislature to put people over roads in transportation and tax-cut bills. “Colorado is one of the strongest state economies in the country, it’s in a ‘hole’ when it comes to funding the public supports that help many Colorado families and communities thrive,” states […]

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