MERINO – Buffalo RE-4J School Board is considering a resolution opposing Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61. The board tabled the resolution at their regular meeting on Monday, until they can get some more information on the ballot initiatives.
Superintendent Robert Sanders said the board wanted to wait until after the Colorado Association of School Board's regional meeting in Sterling next week, which they will be attending. Part of the regional meeting will focus on the impact of the three ballot initiatives.
When you connect the dots, it's easy to see that opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 runs from the mountains to the plains, from cities to small towns and from border to border in Colorado.
The Bell is proud to be contributing to the effort to defeat these deceptive and destructive proposals, and we are pleased to report that opposition is growing every day. Check out the list of companies, associations and organizations at www.donthurtcolorado.com. You'll also find out how you can add your group to the list.
We will, at some point, have a serious discussion about how tax measures are affixed to our state's constitution in a hodge-podge way because Colorado voters really like to vote on tax issues, it is relatively easy to do so here compared with other states, and so we do so often.
The Bell Policy Center brought out a video Friday explaining what the "Bad Three" tax-slashing proposed constitutional amendments would mean for Colorado and urging citizens to vote them down in November. The progressive organization argues that the initiatives – Amendments 60 and 61 and proposition 101 – would effectively impoverish the state and force the elimination of essential services. That assessment is shared by most all of the major candidates for office and by lawmakers on all sides of the political spectrum.
The board of education for Trinidad School District No.1 came out in opposition at its Aug. 24 board meeting to a series of ballot initiatives intended to curtail a number of state and local taxes and fees.
The resolution approved unanimously by the board calls the initiatives "unnecessary" due to the state constitution already containing provisions that, "require the state to balance its budget and that give citizens the right to vote on all tax increases and creation of debt."
The fiscally conservative members of the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners have come out in opposition to three ballot issues that opponents say could have catastrophic consequences for local and state government.
The five-member board is set to ratify a resolution on Thursday that states that Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101 would "have a long-lasting detrimental impact on the residents of El Paso County." The pending vote follows an Aug. 19 discussion on the measures.
The Bell Policy Center's analysis of the possible impact of upcoming ballot initiative Proposition 101 asserts that Las Animas County would see a drastic decline in the county government's revenue from ownership taxes and license fees paid on motor vehicle registrations.
With Proposition 101 we can make cuts in spending, have a chicken in every pot and with apologies to Orwell, we can all dwell on Sugarcandy Mountain forever.
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Proposition 101 is one of three torpedoes that have been fired at Coloradans by a gang of fringe political sociopaths. Voters will see the troika (Amendments 60 and 61 are the other two) on the general election ballot, but many may not see any danger because the measures are dressed up like Christmas gifts.