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FASTER Reform Bill Gets Democratic Support While CDOT Can't Collect Enough Funds

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Looks like state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, will have some bipartisan support in his bid to modify late fees for vehicle registrations this session- a bit of a local Tea Party issue for state Republicans enraged by what they considered a Dem tax ambush last session.

Funding Advancements for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery (FASTER) upped registration fees and late fees for failing to register, all in the interest of raising money to fix 125 structurally unsound bridges around the state. Democrat Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, in an article in the Aspen Times over the weekend, said she's eyeing "tweaking" at least the fine portion of a bill she helped push through last session.

Read the whole story at The Colorado Independent