A Voice of Colorado No. 61 Version 5.0:

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently lamented the failure of a proposed sales tax increase for road maintenance in the State of Colorado, and offered as response the familiar threat: They do not know how they will do their job going forward because taxpayers failed to provide them with more money.

If CDOT were sincere about its function it would find the funds needed from within its organization by eliminating unnecessary benefits provided to senior executive management, by reducing the pay of senior executive management, and by making an effort to better manage its current resources. Far too many taxpayers have been witness to road crews not actually working as they allegedly build and repair roads in the state.

A challenge for Coloradans: How many times in one week have you encountered a road crew, and many members of the crew have not been working?

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