Here’s a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty […]
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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 […]
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.
In Colorado’s state Legislature this year, the issue on everyone’s mind is transportation. Coloradans know how badly we need funding for transportation — but it’s not just about building roads and bridges. Coloradans want to see investment in mobility options, such as buses for the elderly and safer routes to schools. We are writing today […]
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 […]
I am writing to refute Randall O’Toole’s recent guest opinion column claiming that there is no need for state funding for public transit. His opinion criticizes a recent report I authored for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project showing that Colorado invests less than one cent per day per person of state funds in public transit, […]
Five hundred and ninety-nine — that is the number of people who died on Colorado’s roadways in 2016. That same year, highway fatalities and their increasing numbers were part of a public service campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol to make the public better aware — through roadway signs, […]