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Colorado spending stimulus cash on sprawl projects, or not

Taking up a question the Colorado Independent explored last spring, Washington D.C.-based Smart Growth America and Denver's CoPirg (Colorado Public Interest Research Group) report that Colorado is funneling too much stimulus money into new roads instead of mass transit construction, which is bad because new roads translate to sprawl and because mass transit construction is more economically stimulating, creating up to 31 percent more jobs. But maybe the two watchdog groups got it wrong.