Governor Ritter’s car tax, called FASTER, is stalled in the Colorado House.
I do not believe that any of the House Republicans are planning to vote for it, and I keep hearing that many of the House Dems are opposed too.
Think about it, the Dems from Adams County for instance, are in a tough spot; their completely Democrat Board of County Commissioners voted to oppose the plan. Ref C failed in Adams County in 2005. Senator Lois Tochtrop from Adams County already voted against FASTER in the Senate.
I wouldn’t want to go to a town meeting up there and explain how a quarter of a billion dollar tax increase during a recession is a good idea.
We’ll see if the Governor has the ability to exercise some political leadership to force his plan through the completely Democrat controlled Colorado House where there are 37 Democrats and 28 Republicans. It takes 33 to pass a bill.
This is like our own little local version of Obama’s effort to pass the stimulus.