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Troubled Colorado transportation funding bill faces roadblocks

A proposal to raise money for transportation infrastructure appears to have crashed in the legislature as supporters scramble to secure the votes needed to keep the bill moving. Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, a sponsor of the centerpiece transportation funding effort, acknowledged that he has struggled to convince his caucus to support the measure. “The […]

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Colorado Springs transportation tax concerns difficult to address

Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham said he understands the concerns of Colorado Springs taxpayers on transportation funding, but that a solution is difficult to reach. Grantham, from Cañon City, responded to concerns raised by Mayor John Suthers, a fellow Republican, who last week told Colorado Politics that he can’t support a tax increase for statewide transportation […]

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Legislative leaders walk a fine line in proposing a tax increase for roads

Legislative leaders on Thursday called a transportation funding plan that includes a sales tax increase “courageous” given potential blowback from voters and anti-tax groups. Senate Republican leadership stands directly in the crosshairs of conservative groups like Americans For Prosperity by backing the proposal. House Bill 1242 calls for a 0.62 percent sales tax increase on top […]

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