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Traffic jam: What if propositions 109 & 110 both pass?

Author: Marshall Zelinger, 9News - October 23, 2018 - Updated: October 23, 2018


What if both propositions 109 and 110 were to pass?

Those are the statewide ballot issues that try to solve Colorado road funding traffic jam.

(First, here’s how they differ.)

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“If [propositions] 109 and 110 both pass, that is a good problem for CDOT to have. Projects will get built, that’s the real quick answer,” said Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Amy Ford.

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The quick math is that the state would be allowed to bond up to $9.5 billion in road projects, with $3.5 billion of that required. The state sales tax would still increase for 20 years. So, the state would have a new funding mechanism for the projects on Proposition 109 and any project that Proposition 110 would pay for.

“The project list that comes off of [Proposition] 109, parts of it absolutely will flow right into the projects that were also in [Proposition] 110. They overlap a significant amount,” said Ford. “The projects that people see on both of those lists, a lot of it, if not all of it, would get built.”

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But Carla Perez, policy director for Let’s Go Colorado, the group supporting Proposition 110, senses a courtroom would be needed to iron out differences between the two.

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Marshall Zelinger, 9News

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