The following is a statement from Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for Fix Colorado Roads, regarding the anticipated introduction of a new transportation bill by Senate Republicans:
January 11, 2018
Dear Mr. President, Madame Speaker, and members of the General Assembly:
For the last three years, funding and financing of state transportation infrastructure has been stalled in legislative debate primarily around the issue of the sources of revenue.
Now there is an opportunity for common ground.
With Colorado’s economic prosperity and an unexpected windfall from recently passed federal tax reform, there is nearly one billion dollars of new un-programmed revenues.
As legislative leaders outlined their priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session during their Opening Day remarks, transportation funding and finance was a common theme among the four leaders. Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for Fix Colorado Roads and the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, offered the following statement in response:
The following is a statement from Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for Fix Colorado Roads, regarding the updated budget submission from Gov. John Hickenlooper on Jan. 2, 2018:
“In response to strong budget updates and increasing fiscal strength for the State of Colorado, outlined in last month’s updated state revenue forecast, Governor Hickenlooper has submitted his plans for a revised budget. Transportation funding, which has been lacking from state funding priorities for far too long, is being proposed as part of the governor’s new budget plans – and for that, we applaud him. However, the $148.2 million in transportation funding outlined by the governor’s new plan only scratches the surface of the needs of our state’s transportation crisis.