Steamboat Springs – Consider this: Revenue for Routt County school districts from specific ownership taxes would dwindle from $1.7 million in 2009 to $22,791 with full implementation of Proposition 101. If you're a registered Colorado voter and plan to cast a ballot in November, you will.
In addition to deciding on Proposition 101, voters will be asked to weigh in on Amendments 60 and 61.
Angry over fee increases backed by lawmakers in recent legislative sessions, Republican Sen. Greg Brophy is attempting to send to voters a constitutional amendment that would only allow fees to be levied to defray costs for specific government services related to that fee.
Rich Jones, director of policy and research at the Bell, and Senior Policy Analyst Frank Waterous offered testimony today on three bills important to the Bell.
Jones testified on two bills that concern Colorado's most important legal document – our state constitution. One bill would ask voters to create a constitutional review commission, and the other would ask voters to reform the process by which citizens initiate constitutional amendments.
Concerning Higher Education Flexibility Senate Bill 10-003
Testimony to the Senate Education Committee Frank Waterous, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst April 28, 2010
My name is Frank Waterous, and I am a senior policy analyst with The Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to expanding opportunity for all Coloradans.