‘A Balanced Approach’ on Transportation Funding

April 9, 2018

(April 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and the chairwoman of the House Transportation & Energy Committee today reiterated their reservations about SB18-001, a proposed state spending spree on roads. “I welcome our dialogue on transportation solutions, one of several critical funding issues for Colorado,” Speaker Duran said. “We have a budget package that commits nearly

Fixing the Roads Without Mortgaging the Future

February 22, 2018

(Feb. 21) – Democrats on the House Transportation & Energy Committee voted today to defeat a bill that would have saddled the state with billions of dollars in debt that it would never be able to pay without raiding school funding. HB18-1119, sponsored by Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, would have asked the voters to authorize

House Passes RTD Marijuana Tax Fix

February 12, 2018

(Feb. 9) — The House amended and passed SB18-088 today, sending it back to the Senate for approval. “We’re one step closer to this vital fix for special districts becoming law. I call on my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly pass this bill so these districts can finally have some relief,” said Majority Leader

Hopes Rise for New Transportation Initiative

September 7, 2017

(Sept. 7) – A plan by business groups to push for a ballot measure to increase state investment in transportation was applauded today by the two House Democrats who sponsored a 2017 bill to achieve the same goal. The new initiative, unveiled Wednesday, is being spearheaded by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce with support

Duran Rips Neville’s Allegation of a Plan to Ruin CO Roads

August 7, 2017

(Aug. 7) – In response to House Minority Leader Patrick Neville’s statement during a radio interview alleging that Democrats have a “plan” to ruin our roads, Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, issued the following statement: “Minority Leader Neville’s comments are absurd. Democrats led efforts to bring a sustainable, statewide transportation fix before voters this year to

Guv Signs Hospital/Budget Fix

May 30, 2017

(May 30) – A bipartisan measure to save hospitals from devastating budget cuts and begin to address a variety of budget shortcomings was signed into law today by Gov. John Hickenlooper. “It took a lot of work to get to where we are today, but it was time well spent because all Coloradans will benefit,”

Duran: ‘A Conversation That Must Continue’

April 26, 2017

(April 25) – Speaker Crisanta Duran released a statement today after the vote in the Republican-controlled Senate Finance Committee that killed HB17-1242, the bipartisan proposal for a comprehensive, statewide plan to repair Colorado’s roads and address the pressing transportation needs of our growing state. Here is her statement: “While I am disappointed by today’s outcome,

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