Dems reject scrapping signs at stimulus project

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado will keep posting signs alongside construction projects paid for with federal stimulus dollars.

Democratic lawmakers voted to reject the Republican proposal Thursday after a hearing in the a House committee.

The state has spent as much as $247,000 in stimulus money to post the signs along about 100 construction sites letting drivers know the work is being paid for with stimulus money. The signs also bear the name of Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter.

The bill from Rep. David Balmer would have barred the state from buying new signs or even reusing old signs at projects.

He said he wanted to save taxpayer dollars, but Democratic Rep. Joe Miklosi said taxpayers should know where there stimulus money is being spent.

2 Responses to Dems reject scrapping signs at stimulus project

  1. So the democrats would rather play politics with the money that is driving this country deeper in debt than spend it on something worthwhile. $250,000 could be the salaries of 10 families or be spent on something more worthwhile than publizing ame duck Bill Ritters name. My wife and I have commented on how much was being spent just putting up those signs that acomplish absolutely nothing. Well, in one way do show us how sophomorish our elected politicians are.

    January 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

  2. what a stupid idea who gives a crap what ritter has done . if anything he has embarrassed the state of colorado by doing the things that he has done. i wouldnt want my names on signs saying that i over spent money during my term of office .but thats democrats for you.

    January 24, 2010 at 7:44 pm