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Opposing forces unite against amendments

Five years ago, a business-led political coalition that included Republicans, Democrats and a broad range of business, labor and environmental groups came together to pass Referendum C, a measure which permanently eliminated the state TABOR ratchet and temporarily suspended other TABOR provisions. After the measure passed, the coalition dissolved, and Colorado politics returned to its… Continue Reading Opposing forces unite against amendments

Utility rates could jump higher with Amend. 60

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Colorado voters this November will decide whether to approve Amendment 60, which would require Colorado Springs Utilities and other government-owned enterprises statewide to begin paying property taxes. That’s the intended aim of the initiative. The unintended consequence? While rolling back property taxes for homeowners, the amendment will at the same time force CSU to raise… Continue Reading Utility rates could jump higher with Amend. 60

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Gloom and despair – and a radically reduced state government – that’s what community leaders promised if Amendments 60 and 61,  and Proposition 10, all pass in November. An array of leaders from the business, legal and educational communities spoke at a rally this morning concerning the “devastating” effects that can be expected if amendments… Continue Reading Ballot initiatives would be devastating, local leaders say

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A coalition formed to fight three tax-limit initiatives on Colorado’s November ballot has raised more than $4 million. Coloradans for Responsible Reform plans to spend most of it on television ads that will run after Labor Day. The campaign manager is Rick Reiter, who led the campaign to pass Referendum C in 2005. The measures… Continue Reading Opponents of 60, 61, 101 raise more than $4 million

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