Describing Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 as the "bad three," Scott Gorginsky, senior policy director for Colorado Children's Campaign spoke during an open forum at Salida Middle School Thursday.
"These proposals are deceptive," he said. "Proponents say they are good for jobs and people, but they will strangle jobs and businesses.
"These are three deceptive ballot initiatives that promise tax relief by crippling future economy in Colorado and harming our children's future."
An analysis of Proposition 101 by the Bell Policy Center, shows sharp impacts on Denver Public Schools. Further analysis by the Cherry Creek News suggests budget cuts equivalent to 340 teachers from the measure.
The measure, part of a trio of tax-slashing ballot items that include numbers 60 and 61, targets state income taxes and vehicle ownership fees.
Colorado voters may be angry, but they aren't crazy.
On Tuesday, Coloradans loudly rejected one vision for our future – the vision of an ineffectual public sector starved for resources peddled by Douglas Bruce and other proponents of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101.
A trio of ballot measures has so frightened and upset educators that they have stepped away from their white boards and into the gritty political arena to try to defeat them.
It's a rare concerted effort by academia.
"It would have a horrific effect on schools and government services. The state would come to a standstill," said Brad Stauffer, spokesman for Colorado Association of School Boards, which represents 174 districts.
EDWARDS, Colorado – Singletree resident Richard Gretz got a mailer from the proponents of Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 and said the information is misleading after learning what proponents are failing to tell voters.
Gretz was one of about 35 people who attended a nonpartisan Colorado ballot initiatives educational event Friday at the Singletree Community Center, sponsored by The Women's Foundation of Colorado.
Steamboat Springs – Steamboat residents Neil and Helen Bergman wanted to get information about November ballot measures intended to reduce taxes and government spending.
One of those measures, Proposition 101, would repeal the Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery legislation. FASTER, which was approved last year, resulted in higher vehicle registration fees to generate revenue that would be used to fix the state's ailing road and bridges.