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On the 2017 legislative session, transportation lobbyist sees hope in the wreckage

Sandra Hagen Solin, founder of Capitol Solutions, in a Capitol lobby, 10 May 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for the Fix Colorado Roads economic-development coalition, worked the legislative trenches all year to bring Capitol leaders to a place where they could make a deal to pass a major transportation funding proposal. After months of back and forth, leadership this session brought out House Bill 1242, which failed spectacularly. Critics […]

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That Grantham speech on doomed transportation bill may haunt the Capitol

Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, in his Capitol office, January 23, 2017. (Photo by John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

The session’s unloved grand bipartisan transportation measure, House Bill 1242, is dead, but the closing remarks — you might say the sickbed epitaph — delivered for the bill by Republican sponsor and Senate President Kevin Grantham are worth revisiting, especially given that, in the last week, and with a little more than a week left […]

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Legislative leaders, bill’s sponsors lament demise of transportation funding referendum

House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Cañon City, talk with reporters about a bipartisan transportation funding package the two are sponsoring on Thursday March 9, 2017, in Duran's office at the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The legislative leaders who opened this year’s session with calls to come together to craft a transportation funding solution expressed disappointment Tuesday evening after three Republican senators slammed the brakes in committee on legislation that would have asked voters to raise the sales tax to pay for roads and transit.

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Speaker Duran, business, regional groups urge GOP Senate committee members to pass transportation bill

State Senate Finance Committee Republicans, fro left, Tim Neville, Owen Hill and Jack Tate. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

State House Speaker Crisanta Duran on Tuesday morning in a statement urged Senate Finance Committee Republicans to advance to the Senate floor the major bipartisan transportation bill she has sponsored with Senate President Kevin Grantham. The bill’s prospects of making it past the committee have grown dark and darker over the last week. House Bill […]

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