Taxes haven’t increased since 1993

Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shailen Bhatt appeared on this week’s edition of Politics Unplugged on Denver7.

Bhatt told Anne Trujillo and Marshall Zelinger the 22-cents a gallon Colorado drivers pay in gas state tax and 18.6-cents in federal taxes hasn’t increased since 1993.

“Just from an inflationary aspect, everything else goes up over time, so both of those numbers should be adjusted to inflation,” Bhatt told the Politics Unplugged hosts.

Bhatt went on to add that in that time, not only have Colorado’s transportation needs changed, but so have the cars using the highways….