Editorial: Supporters should work to get tax hike for roads on November ballot

Some Republican lawmakers in the state Legislature are asleep at the wheel, so it’s now up to voters to get in the driver’s seat. A state Senate panel killed a measure April 25 that would have placed a $3.5 billion transportation-funding measure on the November ballot. House Bill 1242 would have asked voters to approve a 0.5 percentage-point increase in Colorado’s sales tax, from 2.9 percent to 3.4 percent for 20 years. The additional funds…