The Bell and the ACLU Foundation of Colorado teamed up to produce a ballot guide for the 2008 election. Ballot title and language were presented for each amendment and referendum, along with viewpoints of supporters and opponents, and then the Bell and ACLU stated a position.
Amendment 59 is this year's most important ballot issue and requires a "yes" vote, representatives of the Denver-based Bell Policy Center told Durango residents Tuesday night. If passed Nov. 4, the amendment would change the state constitution so that future tax rebates as required by the 1992 Taxpayer's Bill of Rights would be put into a rainy-day fund for public schools.
ALAMOSA — Armed with blue books and ballots, community members listened intently as ballot measures were laid out in understandable terms. “We’re trying to give a balanced overview of what’s on the ballot this year,” said Bell Policy Center President Wade Buchanan. The Bell Policy Center stopped at Adams State College Tuesday morning in the midst of a whirlwind tour around Colorado to help Coloradoans understand ballot measures.