Friday, January 24, 2014
(Denver, CO) -- A measure that would make it easier for Colorado counties to recover from disasters is moving on in the state Senate. The bill allows county leaders to shift money from general funds to make repairs to bridges and roads in the event of a declared emergency. It passed through committee yesterday. The proposal comes after last year's floods and fires which decimated communities along the front range. Currently, counties are not allowed to use general tax dollars for the repairs.