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Car fee increase before Colorado House

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” A proposal to raise Colorado’s vehicle registration fees to pay for roads and bridges is set to get its first hearing in the House.

The Transportation and Energy Committee will take testimony on the measure Tuesday afternoon.

It would require owners of cars and SUVs to pay an extra $32 this year and then $41 the next year. The bill would also raise truck fees, impose a $2 daily fee on car rentals and allow tolls on existing roads if surrounding communities support it.

The Senate has already backed the bill.

Democrats say it would raise money to fix more than 100 of the state’s worst bridges and save thousands of construction jobs. Republicans opponents say it’s a bad idea to raise fees during a recession.

This article will be updated Tuesday afternoon, after the hearing.

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