Colorado governor signs transportation bills
DENVER, Colorado – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed three bills he says will promote renewable energy and what he calls the new energy economy.
One bill signed Thursday gives tax credits to drivers who convert their vehicles to compressed natural gas or buy hybrid electric vehicles. A second is designed to help long-haul truck drivers save money on fuel.
A third allows low-speed electric vehicles on more public roads.
The governor has until Friday to sign or veto the measures, or they become law without his signature. He plans to sign more than a dozen bills on Thursday.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.