Yes, moving the hospital provider fees into an enterprise fund was originally proposed by Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and various business groups. Hickenlooper carried the ball for this. It was and still is a great idea.
... You're not asserting that the Transportation Commission, which is a part of CDOT has no master are you? Aren't you describing a job function as apposed to actual power and control? Otherwise someone might want to inform the legislature and the Governor.
This is interesting.
According to Fox Business
(and other sources) the State of Washington gas taxes went up by 7-cent-per-gallon Saturday to a total of 44.5 cents a gallon. That compares to Colorado's 22 cents per gallon.
Next summer, the tax will increase an additional 4.9 cents a gallon, putting the total state tax at 49.4 cents a gallon. The state increase was part of a $16 billion, 16-year transportation revenue package approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor earlier this summer.
So Washington State joins Georgia in raising this year a fresh $billion per year for roads and bridges.
I understand that in Colorado because of TABOR that voters get to make the ultimate decision regarding tax increases. It would seem a dereliction of duty to not give voters their choice in what they want with respect to critical road and bridge infrastructure.