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Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

Several significant transportation funding measures were introduced this session but neither bill survived. HB-1242 “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding Revenue” was a bipartisan measure sponsored by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, but it died in a Senate committee opposed to new taxes. The bill was widely supported by a diverse coalition of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

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Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

HB-1348, “Prohibit HOV Requirement on North I-25 Express Lanes,” would reverse CDOT’s new express lane policy, which requires three occupants (HOV-3) for free use of any new express lane on North I-25. Instead, the bill would make an express lane free for vehicles with two occupants. The problem with the bill, according to CDOT, is… Continue reading Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

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Colorado: Transportation Bill Dies in Senate Committee

The transportation bill sponsored by the Democratic Speaker of the House and the Republican Senate President died in the Senate Finance Committee on April 25. HB-1242 would have asked voters to approve a new .50 state sales tax and allowed the State to issue bonds in order to raise $3.5 million for transportation. CDOT would… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bill Dies in Senate Committee

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Colorado: Leadership Working Towards Transportation Agreement

At an event last week sponsored by Fix Colorado Roads (NCLA’s transportation advocacy effort) and the Colorado Business Roundtable, CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt pushed for more state money for transportation saying, “You might be a Republican, you might be a Democrat, you might be an independent, but I think we can all agree that… Continue reading Colorado: Leadership Working Towards Transportation Agreement

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Colorado: Transportation Hot Topic at Capitol

NCLA and its business allies have succeeded in making transportation a top priority for the 2017 session, but that doesn’t mean the legislative leadership agrees on how to fund it. Democrats, led by Speaker Crisanta Duran like the idea of a new State sales tax. Republicans, led by Senate President Kevin Grantham insist any funding… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Hot Topic at Capitol

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Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

After weeks of negotiations with legislative leaders, the transportation bonding bill advocated by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) was introduced in the last weeks of the session. SB-210 would ask Colorado voters to allow the State to incur debt for a list of highway projects across the State by issuing $3.5 million worth of… Continue reading Colorado: Transportation Bills Doomed by Partisanship

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State: Transportation Bonding Bill Will Return in 2016

Last year the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance lobbied for a bill to reauthorize bonds to pay for transportation in our state. The bill failed because it was introduced too late and there was no time to build a coalition of business interests across the State. This year Rep. Brian DelGrosso, the House’s Minority Leader, will… Continue reading State: Transportation Bonding Bill Will Return in 2016

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Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

This morning the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 272, “Authorize New Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes,” a bill that would ask state voters to approve TRANS bonds (Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes). TRANS was first passed by voters in 1999 and provided the revenue to finance the T-REX project and many others. The new… Continue reading Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

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Wrap-up Luncheon Will Feature Area Legislators

The Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA) will host a Legislative Wrap-up event with Northern Colorado Legislators. The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 11th at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. The hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of I25 and Crossroads. The event will feature discussions on… Continue reading Wrap-up Luncheon Will Feature Area Legislators