April 10, 2019
Legislature Funds Transportation
The Colorado General’s leadership agreed to put $300 million in one-time money in next year’s budget toward transportation needs.
House Democratic leaders announced the deal last week during a day-long hearing on the $30.5 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.
House Democratic leaders announced that they have tasked the six-member Joint Budget Committee (JBC) with finding $70 million to cut from other departments in the proposed budget, leaving transportation with an even $300 million next year, likely for shovel-ready projects like I-25 North.
Fix Colorado Roads, a business advocacy group organized by the Northern Colorado Business Alliance (NCLA), lobbied hard for the transportation funding. Legislators agreed that this lobbying effort played a key role in pressuring the legislators to approve the deal.