People Rally in Support of Transportation Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) About 75 people rallied yesterday for a bill they say would create thousands of new jobs.

The crowd gathered on the west steps of the state capitol to show support for Senate Bill 108, which would raise car registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs.

Democratic Rep. Joe Rice of Littleton is the bill's sponsor. He says it will protect from 5,000 to 8,000 jobs over the next year and create tens of thousands of new jobs.

Rice says the bill would also enable the state to repair and rebuild 126 dangerous bridges and rutted roads. The state house is expected to consider the bill early this week.

Under the proposal, the owners of cars and SUVs would pay an extra $32 this year and $41 next year.

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