The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will take $9 billion to repair, replace and improve the state’s infrastructure. Even though the state could pay for it with existing revenue, lawmakers are thinking about hiking the gas tax.
Why? Because it’s easier to have someone else pay your bills than to fix your own bad habits.
Colorado doesn’t have a revenue problem — it has a spending problem. Denver wastefully spends tax dollars without prioritizing what our state truly needs. Lawmakers should address this issue at the source, instead of making taxpayers continue to foot the bill. Send lawmakers a letter today, urging them to oppose hiking the gas tax!