Colo. Senate votes 19-16 to raise vehicle fees |

Colo. Senate votes 19-16 to raise vehicle fees

DENVER ” The Colorado Senate has given final backing to a bill raising vehicle registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs.

The bill would also allow tolling of existing roads if surrounding communities support the idea.

The Senate voted 19-16 Thursday to pass the bill. It now goes to the House, where more changes could be made.

Two Democrats ” Morgan Carroll of Aurora and Lois Tochtrop of Thornton ” joined with Republicans in voting against it.

Carroll opposes tolling. She also objects to another provision that would allow the state to raise money by borrowing against its buildings. That was added to try to win some Republican support for the bill.

The bill would also raise trucking fees and impose a $2 daily fee on car rentals.

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