Ritter says money for roads a Colo. priority | VailDaily.com

Ritter says money for roads a Colo. priority

DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says money to maintain roads and bridges is at the top of his wish list for president-elect Barack Obama’s financial stimulus package.

Ritter was among the governors who heard Obama outline his plans in Philadelphia Tuesday, but he says he didn’t speak to Obama face-to-face and hasn’t discussed a job in the administration with the transition team.

Ritter says Colorado could use federal help because revenue from sales taxes and capital gains taxes is declining.

Ritter has imposed a hiring freeze and halted capital construction projects. He says officials will determine whether other cuts are warranted when the state’s Planning and Budgeting office presents its quarterly revenue and economic forecast on Dec. 20.

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