The Latest: Transport bill dies in Colorado Senate
The Latest on a Colorado transportation funding bill considered by the Senate Finance Committee (all times local):
A Republican-led Senate committee has killed a bipartisan bill that would have asked voters to raise the state sales tax to help generate $3.5 billion for Colorado’s roads.
The Senate Finance Committee voted 3-2 on party lines Tuesday to defeat the bill, whose co-sponsors included Senate President Kevin Grantham and Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran.
Republican Sens. Tim Neville, Owen Hill and Jack Tate said they were confident there are other ways to fix Colorado’s roads — either in the remaining two weeks of the legislative session, or on November’s ballot.