House Democrats unveil rewrite of transportation bill

Posted at 2:38 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 16:38:43-04

Colorado House Democrats have unveiled a complete rewrite of a transportation plan moving through the legislature.
The counter-proposal nixes a Senate Republican plan to issue $3.5 billion in bonds to pay for roads.
Instead, the state would commit $1.3 billion over the next six years to transportation.
It would retain an additional $1.8 billion in transportation projects that lawmakers previously approved. The Senate version would have replaced that with the larger bond issuance.
The majority of the funding would go to state highway projects. A fourth of the funding would be set aside for local governments. The remaining 15 percent would be earmarked for alternate forms of transportation such as mass transit.
The proposal leaves the two sides at odds with days left in the session, which ends May 9.

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