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Coloradans keep rejecting statewide tax questions to fund transportation. Democrats are now eyeing a regional approach.

Coloradans have rejected statewide tax questions to pay for badly needed road improvements and repairs in back-to-back years, most recently earlier this month with Proposition CC. But Democrats are still driven to find a long-term funding pipeline to address problems like crumbling infrastructure and congestion. While their preference remains to find a catch-all fix — […]

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In-state tuition at Colorado universities could rise up to 3% on average under governor’s budget plan

In-state tuition at Colorado’s state-run colleges and universities could rise as much as 3% on average under Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal presented to state lawmakers on Wednesday, leaving some alarmed about the prospect of driving up the cost of higher education. The Democrat wants to spent $147 million on higher education, up a relatively […]

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Fact check: What’s true (and what’s not) about 2018 Colorado ballot measures

The Colorado ballot is crowded this year with questions about taxes, transportation, energy and education — not to mention a bunch of local issues. All the competing messages flooding the TV airwaves makes it difficult to know up from down and how to vote. MORE: A preview of Colorado’s 2018 ballot: Taxes, roads and an existential […]

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Colorado Propositions 109 and 110 are all about how to pay for roads. They’re also about everything else.

For the better part of the past 10 years, the question has left Colorado state policymakers paralyzed. How should the state boost funding to transportation, when neither side can even agree on what the transportation grid should look like — much less how to pay for it? This November, the question will be taken directly […]

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Jared Polis maintains lead in new poll, but Democratic enthusiasm is what to watch

Democrat Jared Polis remains in a comfortable lead in the Colorado governor’s race, according to a new poll, but the numbers showing a partisan gap in voter enthusiasm are even more troubling for Republicans. A survey of likely voters released Wednesday from Magellan Strategies found Democrats are more energized to vote in Colorado’s 2018 midterms, […]