House Tentatively Approves Plan to Raise Car Fees

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The Colorado House has tentatively approved a key economic stimulus bill that would raise car registration fees to pay for road and bridge repairs.

The bill's sponsor, Littleton Democratic Rep. Joe Rice, says the bill will protect 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 owners of cars and SUVs would pay an extra $32 this year and $41 next year under the proposal.

The bill that won tentative approval yesterday faces a third reading in the house before going back to the Senate for consideration of amendments.

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