Illegal immigrants in Colorado will continue to face long waits, limited options to renew their driver’s licenses

A bill to let unauthorized immigrants renew their Colorado driver’s licenses online or by mail has died in the Senate.

A bill to let unauthorized immigrants renew their Colorado driver’s licenses online or by mail has died in the Senate.

The Republican-led Senate Transportation Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to defeat the bill.


What happens now that the Senate Finance Committee has killed the transportation deal

Leadership in the House and Senate said lawmakers need to keep talking, while citizen groups may be bringing competing transportation measures to the ballot.

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This is just how it’s going to be. Get used to it. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This was the deal that Colorado legislators and Gov. John Hickenlooper named as one of their top priorities for the 2017 session — a new funding source for roads and transit to start chipping away at the potholes and traffic jams that plague the state.

It died Tuesday evening in a 3-2 party line vote in the Senate Finance Committee. That means it won’t go to the Senate as a whole, where it may well have passed, and it won’t go to the voters in November.


Denver in talks to buy CDOT headquarters ahead of agency’s move to Federal corridor

The city of Denver confirmed Tuesday that it’s considering buying the Colorado Department of Transportation’s current home in the Virginia Village neighborhood.

The city of Denver confirmed Tuesday that it’s considering buying the Colorado Department of Transportation’s current home in the Virginia Village neighborhood.


Denver’s 2017 bond program could be as large as $900 million

The decision before city leaders now is whether it’s a good idea to max out the credit card, so to speak.

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Maybe we can afford more of these. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The decision before city leaders now is whether it’s a good idea to max out the credit card, so to speak.

City leaders have been talking about a bond program somewhere between $500 million and $600 million, but thanks to significant increases in property valuations released Tuesday, they now believe the city could support a program between $800 million and $900 million without increasing the amount of the mill levy that goes to debt service.