Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are […]
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State Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, says he’s inclined to vote against the bipartisan transportation funding package introduced last week because residents of Adams County and other north metro areas are “tired of getting (the) short end” on road and transit projects.
I disagree with Randall O’Toole’s recent op-ed regarding transportation funding. If our goal as a state is to move people and goods safely and efficiently, then it is shortsighted and ultimately harmful to limit state funding to only certain modes.
Americans for Prosperity Colorado announced plans Wednesday to rain down pressure on four Republican senators who have yet to state a position on a bipartisan transportation funding package unveiled last week by legislative leadership.
In the halls of the Colorado Capitol and across social media, Republican elected officials got creative this week coming up with ways to declare a long-awaited bipartisan transportation-funding package dead on arrival. “If it was a trial balloon, it has more of a resemblance to the Hindenburg,” state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, told The Colorado […]
A long-awaited transportation funding deal introduced by Colorado lawmakers Wednesday proposes asking voters to approve a sales-tax hike in November to pay for $3.5 billion in bonds for road construction, as well as other transit projects.
I must admit that this has been one of the more challenging starts to a legislative session in my recent memory. We came together after a spirited election with the hope and promise that Democrats and Republicans would be able to work together to do what is right for our state. I remained optimistic when […]
Colorado’s poorly maintained roads and bridges don’t just make for an exasperating commute, they cost state motorists thousands of dollars per driver every year, and the cost is going up, according to a report released Wednesday.
The bad news is that Colorado Democratic Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham shared no new information Tuesday night at the north Denver ICOSA Event Center about the progress of high-stakes negotiations at the Capitol over state transportation funding. The good news is that the vision of the two […]