Sen. Scott on Transportation, Gas Tax & Capitol’s Focus

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Republican Colorado State Senator Ray Scott was streaming live on Facebook Thursday morning, answering questions regarding transportation, proposed gas fees and what’s next for lawmakers.

The Americans for Prosperity Colorado Facebook page hosted Senator Scott.

Early in Colorado’s 2020 legislative session, a fee on gas was introduced to lawmakers, but according to Senator Scott, that proposed fee likely won’t be imposed on Coloradans.

Colorado is currently facing budget cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, and according to Senator Scott, the state will see a reduction in the size and scope of government.

The Republican senator says those issues will be addressed by the legislature when they meet again on May 18th.

“Our budget committee is working as we speak, they’re already there working, and we have the budget to do by the constitution so we need to complete that, get the School Finance Act taken care of, and I hope we just go home, there’s no money, there’s no extra money to spend, as I said before everybody’s going to get gored by this ox, there’s no way to get past it,” said Senator Scott.

During the live session, the senator also introduced some ideas he has for how Colorado legislators can be creative with transportation projects to help the state’s budget.

Click here for the full half-hour discussion.

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