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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Gov. John Hickenlooper hadn’t yet decided on Monday whether to call a special session to come up with more funding for the state’s transportation needs, among other topics he said were left unfinished in the General Assembly’s 120-day regular session.
Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, lamented the demise late Tuesday of bipartisan legislation that would have asked Colorado voters for a sales-tax increase to fund transportation needs, saying that lawmakers’ failure to fund infrastructure is harming the state’s economy.
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling on lawmakers to make good on pledges by legislative leadership on both sides of the aisle to find solutions to Colorado’s transportation funding needs by sending a ballot measure to voters.
As news rippled around the Capitol on Thursday morning that the future of legislative leadership’s grand bargain transportation bill was growing dimmer by the hour, Jon Caldara snacked at the cafe across the street, scrolling through a list of transportation ballot initiatives filed Wednesday by the contracting community and that closely mirror teetering House Bill […]
The dead serious transportation-funding ballot initiative submitted by Colorado political prankster Jon Caldara is scheduled to land before the state Title Board next week Wednesday. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at 9:30 A.M., at the Secretary of State’s office.
For Democrat Cary Kennedy, a former state treasurer and former deputy mayor of Denver, it’s all about opportunity, and that’s what she wanted to talk about as she prepared to make her run for governor of Colorado official.
Declaring that he’ll stand up for Colorado in the face of threats from the Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, made his campaign for governor official on Sunday afternoon at a grocery store in Golden.
That didn’t last long. After announcing he was running for governor of Colorado early Wednesday morning, Republican George Brauchler enjoyed a honeymoon that lasted just six hours before the attacks started coming.