The roughly $300 million a year that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says it needs to fill the state’s road spending deficit is less than 2 pennies out of each dollar of total state spending.
You might be reading this on your smartphone while stuck in traffic. How is that possible? The short answer is because the state refuses to prioritize transportation in the budget. Medicaid expansion, crony handouts to Hollywood film makers and Tesla owners, and building bike paths get funded instead. Still, Colorado’s governor and state legislature show