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Lundeen: Colorado roads and bridges are a matter of priority

The Colorado Springs Gazette recently reported that Colorado is unlikely to receive any new significant transportation funding from Washington. (“Insights: Trump’s deal on transportation is a ‘no deal’ for Colorado.”) The story concluded that federal policy is pushing Colorado toward more toll road — but I am here to say that another alternative exists. Namely, […]

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Legislative session ends with less than expected for Colorado highways, but inroads for charter schools

The Colorado legislative session was supposed to be all about funding transportation, but lawmakers spoke more about inroads and progress Wednesday as they adjourned the 120-day General Assembly. Roads got a fraction of what lawmakers said they hoped to raise in January. Two bills would have allowed voters to decide on raising billions of dollars for projects […]

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House Republicans hit the road on spending curbs in new video

House Republicans aren’t taking a tax hike lightly. Since before the session began two months ago, House Minority Leader Patrick Neville said lawmakers should be reshuffling the existing budget to put money into transportation instead of figuring out a way to sell a tax hike to voters. Instead, the House GOP got House Bill 1242 […]

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Cynthia Coffman’s budget request torpedoed by politics

Supplemental budget bills usually are boring. Lawmakers check their phones. Reporters get coffee. Thursday’s round dripped with politics, vengeance and common sense, demonstrating politicians’ polite way of extending a middle finger. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman was on the receiving end of the morning maneuver on a supplemental appropriation the Senate had already passed and the process […]

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