Transportation Plan Signed Into Law

May 31, 2018

(May 31) – The biggest breakthrough of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding – was signed into law today by Gov. John Hickenlooper. SB18-001 will invest $645 million in one-time transportation appropriations over the next two budget

‘Unanimously Out of Step’

May 9, 2018

(May 8) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter applauded the final passage tonight of a major transportation accord when the state Senate unanimously concurred with House amendments on the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing

House Passes Bipartisan Transportation Accord

May 8, 2018

(May 8) – The House of Representatives voted today for what may go down as the centerpiece achievement of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan to relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding. After session-long discussions, a bipartisan agreement was struck this week by Speaker

Bipartisan Accord on Transportation

May 8, 2018

(May 7) – The House of Representatives gave its preliminary assent tonight to an amended bill to achieve one of the key goals of the 2018 legislative session — a multiyear Colorado transportation plan that will relieve traffic congestion and support our state’s economic prosperity without jeopardizing education funding.  Speaker Crisanta Duran and the Senate president, Kevin

Dems Put Bonds Back Into Transportation Bill

May 3, 2018

(May 3) – With a substantial Democratic rewrite that restores a responsible level of bonding to the equation, the House Transportation & Energy Committee voted today to advance the Senate version of a bill to dramatically increase Colorado’s transportation funding. “We’re making a commitment to invest heavily in upgrading our overburdened transportation systems to reduce

‘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

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