By Charles Ashby The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Dec. 10, 2009
Opponents of two measures that have been approved for the 2010 ballot are looking to see if the people backing them violated signature-gathering requirements.
Critics of the two citizens' initiatives – one would lower property taxes; the other would roll back vehicle registration fees and income taxes – are questioning whether supporters used paid petition circulators to gather thousands of signatures without registering first with the Secretary of State's Office.
Conservative citizens are standing up against taxes with an arsenal of proposed 2010 ballot initiatives that would reduce government taxing and spending.
After reviewing the three proposals – Initiatives 10, 12 and 21 – it appears the intent of the initiatives are to generally lower taxes and limit government from spending and taxing, especially in the areas of vehicles, telecommunication, income, property and government borrowing.
Buchanan, WadeLeone, Mollie CrossWatt, Joe
I am writing with distressing news.
Two proposed ballot initiatives that would blow a gaping hole through everything the state funds -- from our public schools and community colleges to our roads and bridges and even our child welfare services -- are now just a step away from making it on to next year's General Election ballot.