Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 20, 1973 · Page 2
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 2

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, April 20, 1973
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2 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Kri., April20,1973 _ , , . , · · · _ H 0 l|~" id?^ Colorado House approves Department of Transportation bill : B · · P . · " . · , . · ·iiioiiin the district would M-V'S DENVER (AP)--A three-bill sentatives Thursday. The measure, introduced by tax increase within the district. Guslafson said Lamm's com- to $10.50 a year. ' pfoval In a Semi ci )i · in., liiilo tu iuslify i's mill levy DENVER (AP)--A three-bill package of transportation legislation, including a measure creating a new Department of Transportation within the state government won final approval in the Colorado House of Repre- sentatives Thursday. The DOT bill, which had made three previous appearances in the legislature in as many years was approved, 46- IB in a vote that generally fell along urban and rural lines: Gifts, for all Occasions · Weddings · Birthdays · Showers · Anniversaries The measure, introduced by Reps. Auslin Moore, R-Englewood and Sandy Arnold, R- Boulder, has drawn the support of conservationists who say Colorado needs to begin looking at methods of transportation other than automobiles and highways. , Opponents to the bill fear uncontrollable bureaucratic growth would follow the creation of a department and also fear a drain on Highway Users Tax funds. This, they feel, would lead to neglect of highways and highway construction in rural areas. The bill says, however, that the highway tax funds are not to be used for the operation of the department. A bill to allow residents of the six county Regional Transportation District to levy a sales and use tax upon themselves drew the heaviest debate today. The argument started Wednesday after Republicans voted down a Democratic attempt to exclude food and drugs from (he proposed one half cent sales tax increase within the district. Republican Majority Leader Carl Gustafson of Denver termed the amendment a political ploy and Democrats, led by Minority Leader Tom Farley criticized Republican attitudes about adding regressive sales taxes onto already regressive property taxes. The debate continued today when Asst. Minority Leader Richard Lamm of Denver pointed out what he called the Republican party's history of lax increases. Gustafson said Lamm's comments were "grossly inaccurate," and called for the vote. Rep. Tony Mullen, D-Norlh- glehn, called for Democrats to abandon their opposition to the RTD finance bill, pointing out that for a family of four the increase of one half cent on food and drugs would r oniy amount to $10 50 u vciir ui i'i m * - Despite Mullen's appeal, the Weld County to willulrw from oo bill was voted along party the -Itegional Ira.ispoil.ilion lon.^ j^ ^ ^^^ ^ ^^ lines, passing M-27. District. . . ,, . , ( s , ar i|. hill : The House also gave final Keep jars of catchup and chili sauce, after opening, in the refrigerator or some other cold place. Colorado General Assembly sets record DENVER (AP) - Colorado's 49th General Assembly set a new record today, Director James Wilson of the Legislative Drafting Office reported. Wilson said he has delivered 1,206 fully written bills to lawmakers since they began their session Jan. 3. The number is 10 above the previous record for the entire session set in 1971. · Wilson said work is contin- uing on still more bills asked by the lawmakers. ( The new record was set on the 107th day of the session, which likely will last into June. A score of years ago bills could be introduced by title only--which meant that often no text was prepared. The number of introductions at that time exceed the current number, but the figures cannot be compared. FOR YOUR PROTECTION "The Protection People" You are paid promptly If you've ever had an accident, you know what it means to be paid promptly. That's why it's wise to deal with a strong reliable Insurance Company that has a reputation for taking care of payments. For additional information, call the Royer Agency. D. C. ROYER AGENCY, Inc. 808 9th Street WE HAVE BEEN GROWING WITH GREELEY SINCE 1936 new and we are to have a new, beautiful neighbor - The Holiday Inn, to be built on 6th, between 8th and 9th. April, 1974, will be a significant date for Greele wl Holiday Inn is open for business. About 45 new employees will help with 100 rooms on 10 floors; a dining room for 175; a lounge with live entertainment- a swimmin and meeting rooms with banquet capacity of about 350. There will also be an area for 3 commercial shops. The new Holiday Inn will total 69 000 sain f t ' landscaped grounds, and will enhance the progress of this growing community. Exciting things are happening in Greeley and Weld County, and we're proud to be part o f ' t

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