Victor MitchellVictor MitchellJune 7, 20185min716

Colorado literally stands at a crossroads this year when it comes to transportation funding. I wish it was just a pun. Unfortunately, it’s the truth. As the November election approaches, special interests and Capitol insiders are demanding new revenue for transportation, by whatever means. The downtown Denver crowd is asking for a statewide sales tax increase for more transit, trails, and other goodies. A second, separate group opposes the sales tax, but wants to obligate Colorado to $5.2 billion dollars in additional debt and interest for selected road projects chosen by the big road builders and CDOT bureaucrats. I oppose both initiatives. My opponents embrace one or the other. We can and must address our road and bridge challenges without new taxes or debt.


Donna LynneDonna LynneJune 7, 20185min652

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.


Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMay 1, 20185min299

House Democrats are committed to wrapping up many of the same issues that Senate Republicans talked about Monday — the state pension plan, transportation, and reauthorizing the civil rights commission — but how they intend to get there couldn't be more different. And that shows the divide that must be bridged in the remaining days of the 2018 session.