With the Colorado legislative session more than a third of the way over, negotiators are still hard at work on transportation funding and details are few.
Most of the money CDOT uses comes from the gas tax, which doesn’t generate revenue like it used to. So the department is exploring creative new ways to tap into drivers’ pockets.
The governor and legislative leaders from both parties are working on a tax plan to put before voters in November.
On the 2016 ballot: Amendment 72 would more than triple the tax on a pack of cigarettes, from $0.84 a pack to $2.59. Taxes on other tobacco products would also rise.
Will voters sharply raise the state’s tobacco tax? The money involved is more than just the $1.75 that would be added to a pack of smokes.
Caliche Junior-Senior High, in the RE-1 Valley School District, is smack in the middle of grain fields, 15 miles from the Nebraska border.
RE-1 Valley School District Superintendent Jan DeLay is on a mission to educate average citizens on the fiscal challenges rural districts like hers face.
The animal is the face of the seven-county Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. The district is seeking an extension and goes before voters in November as Ballot Issue 4B.