Colorado Senate ready to eliminate spending limits |

Colorado Senate ready to eliminate spending limits

Associated Press
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” The Colorado Senate has passed a measure that would eliminate spending limits in the state budget.

The Senate voted 21-14 Tuesday to pass Senate Bill 228 and sent it on to the House.

It would give lawmakers the flexibility to spend more on state services and less on transportation and other construction projects.

All Republicans voted against the measure and accused Democrats of committing a “bait and switch” by raising car fees for road construction and then voting to eliminate budget protections for transportation funding.

Advocates for the developmentally disabled, children and higher education praised the move, saying it will allow lawmakers to respond to the needs of the state.

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