The Big Money Episode

May 21, 2021
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The Gallery of the Presidents on the third floor of the Colorado state Capitol Rotunda. The Colorado General Assembly opened its 2021 session on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

For decades, lawmakers who've wanted to put new money into state services have had a problem: Colorado voters almost never agree to tax increases. But this year Democratic lawmakers think they've found ways to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in for transportation and new tax credits. CPR's Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland explain how they plan to do it.