Colorado says it's losing out almost $200 million in sales taxes; the U.S. Supreme Court's move means the state may be able to begin collecting on online purchases.
Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham touted passage of two other bills that had divided their parties for years.
The sweeping measure touches nearly every aspect of state government spending — including health care, transportation, and taxes.
Republicans on the Senate Finance committee voted 3-2 to kill the bipartisan tax bill aimed at securing infrastructure funding.
Since he was a freshman lawmaker in 2013, Everett has been the lone no vote on bills dozens of times in the 65-member Colorado House.
Separate bipartisan proposals could raise the state sales tax and free money in the existing budget for roads, schools and health care.
Because of the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights and state law, school districts must levy wildly different tax rates.
First the deal has to get through the legislature, which the bill's sponsor says will take some work.
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.