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Colorado Senate president ponders road ahead on transportation, Holbert says think local

Transportation

Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert had legislative researchers look this up: When was the last time the General Assembly voted on any specific road project? The answer: 1899, a wagon road from Leadville to Pueblo using convicts. The public perception these days, however, is that Capitol Dome is the end of the road when it […]

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YESTERYEAR: Legislator’s party flip infuriates local union

Thirty Years Ago this Week in the Colorado Statesman … State Rep. Faye Fleming, D-Th0rnton, switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican Feb. 14, 1987, only six weeks after she took office. One of her campaign contributors, United Steel Workers Local 8031, threatened to sue her for misrepresentation. The influential union also took to […]

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Insights: Trump’s deal on transportation is a ‘no deal’ for Colorado

When it comes to transportation, Donald Trump is much like a casino for a desperate state willing to bet the power bill money to try to win the rent. While the president was out of the country last week, his advisers rolled out the latest package of ideas for the $1 trillion investment in American infrastructure Trump promised. Colorado […]

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Kagan: Gov. Hickenlooper should call special session

Daniel Kagan

As I write, Gov. John Hickenlooper is contemplating whether to call the Legislature into special session in order to pass a comprehensive transportation bill. He should do it, and give the Legislature a chance to resuscitate the transportation proposal that so narrowly failed during the regular session. Almost everyone agrees that we need to repair […]

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Transportation in Colorado called a glass half full, but lawmakers contributed only a sip

State transportation director Shailen Bhatt told leaders in Colorado Springs Tuesday morning he chooses to see a glass half full after the legislature adjourned last week. That only proves Bhatt is an optimist. Against $20 billion in projected needs over the next two decades, the General Assembly came up with just $1.88 billion, and even […]

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The 10 biggest takeaways from the Colorado legislature: Traffic jams, pot, shoddy construction & more

The Colorado legislature adjourned on Wednesday, and the afterglow shines a light on what exactly happened in the 120 days that lawmakers quarreled under the gold dome in Denver. Counting down the hits, here are the 10 things you should know about what just happened:   10 — Sanctuary cities, right to rest, no more Columbus Day […]

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Staff picks: The top 5 stories of the past week in Colorado Politics

The Colorado General Assembly adjourned this week, but legislators took their favorite bills to the wire. Meanwhile, a well-known Colorado politician heard his name called from the White House to step into what’s sure to be political chaos of the highest caliber in a wild week in Colorado politics. These are the stories the staff […]

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