Jones, RichMcGregor, HeatherWaterous, FrankZeller, Laurie H.
Articles: Amendment 42: It's only fair to raise Colorado's minimum wage, Six states join the push for a higher minimum wage, Bell Policy Center positions on the 14 state ballot questions, Resources for voters: the Bell Voter's Guide to the 2006 ballot and links to other publications and web sites, Policy Notebook: Petition Rights Amendment exposes local governments to extremists, Amendment 39 and Referendum J impose spending mandates on schools, No evidence of improved student achievement
Colorado should raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to at least $6.85 an hour, and we should adjust the minimum wage to inflation every year thereafter. This will increase the incomes of the lowest-paid workers by $1.70 an hour, or $3,500 per year, and help them keep up with the rising costs of necessities such as food, health care, gas and housing.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary expressing the need for Colorado to get its groove back. The ability to amend the state constitution is a right of the people since Colorado's founding, but now it's being used so much, it threatens to undermine representative government.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary by the Boulder Valley Board of Education president explaining the difficult financial situation Colorado schools are in, despite the passage of Amendment 23, because of TABOR's funding restrictions.