Colorado Springs Voters OK Sales Tax Boost To Fix Ailing Roads

Voters in a city known for its disdain of taxes have approved a sales tax increase for road repairs, amounting to about 6 cents on a $10 purchase, that's expected to raise an estimated $250 million over five years.

A recent report rated 60 percent of the roads in Colorado Springs in poor condition, and Mayor John Suthers told the Colorado Springs Gazette he was delighted by the outcome, calling it "a huge step forward in continuing to build a city that matches our scenery."