FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2018
Contact: Jon Caldara, President, Independence Institute, 303-279-6536 or Jon@i2i.org
Over 150,000 signatures to #FixOurDamnRoads without a tax increase delivered to Secretary of State
The Independence Institute is thrilled to announce this morning we have delivered over 150,000 signatures of fed-up Coloradans demanding the state Fix Our Damn Roads without a tax or fee increase to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
President of the Independence Institute, Jon Caldara, said, “For too long the state has held our roads and bridges hostage while increasing spending on other priorities like Medicaid expansion, hoping we taxpayers get so frustrated by traffic we’ll agree to a tax increase. Well, this fall voters will have a choice. As the Denver Chamber of Commerce pimps a 21% sales tax increase for transit, roads and a slush fund for cities, there will be an alternative as our Fix Our Damn Roads initiative will also be on the ballot. It will force the state to use its large surplus funds and re-prioritize spending to roads. FODR funds specific projects listed in the actual ballot language. Voters get the final say – new roads without a tax with “Fix Our Damn Roads,” or a massive “transportation” tax increase to pay for Medicaid expansion.”
Caldara added, “The choice couldn’t be more clear. New roads without a tax increase, or mystery projects with a massive tax increase. I am certain voters will say, ROADS YES, TAXES NO!”