Buchanan, Heath discuss Prop 103 tonight on Colorado State of Mind
Wade Buchanan joins Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, in speaking in favor of Proposition 103 on Colorado State of Mind tonight on PBS stations statewide.
The show will be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 6 in Denver and on KTSC in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, KRMZ in Steamboat Springs, KRMU in Durango and KRMJ in Grand Junction.
Proposition 103, the only statewide measure on the Nov. 1 ballot, asks voters to raise $536 million each year through 2016 for K-12 and post-secondary education in Colorado. If the measure passes, Colorado's sales tax rate will temporarily return to 1999 levels, with the sales tax rate rising from 2.9% to 3.0% and personal and corporate income tax rates increasing from 4.63% to 5.0%.
Also appearing are former legislator Victor Mitchell, representing Save Jobs Colorado, a group opposed to the measure, and Kelly Brough, president of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is not opposed to Prop 103, but it is not endorsing it, either.
Heath was the moving force in getting Prop 103 on the ballot, and the Bell Policy Center has endorsed it. If approved, the measure will prevent further cuts to education while it is in effect and help restore some of the cuts made over the past few years.
Colorado State of Mind is re-broadcast on Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m., and very early Monday morning at 12:30 a.m. After the first broadcast, it is also streamed online at the RMPBS website. Find it by clicking Video at the top of the home page.