Thursday, May 24, 2012

Leaders: State plays favorites with dollars

Posted by on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM

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Mayor Steve Bach and other local government leaders are crying "no fair" after reviewing state funding for transportation.

Based on population distribution, local leaders say the Pikes Peak region has been underfunded by the state for the last six years, amounting to a loss of $135 million — or more than enough to build the Fillmore and Cimarron interchanges with I-25.

The state, meanwhile, is claiming that the situation is due to an overall reduction in funding and a change of focus to basic maintenance, which has shifted dollars to rural areas.

Read the letter to Department of Transportation executive director Don Hunt to learn more:

PPRMC_Letter_to_Mr_Don_Hunt_-_May_22_2012.pdf

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