MONTROSE – If voters approve three controversial ballot initiatives Nov. 2, the Montrose County School District could have to cut 400 employees, including 250 teachers, resulting in class sizes that could be as high as 185 students.
The district has managed to cope with more than $2.5 million in state cuts over the past three years, but another $18 million hit would be devastating.
Tom Tancredo didn't say anything new today when he spoke to a Republican group, but the local sheriff had plenty to say about Proposition 101.
Prop 101 is one of three companion measures on the November ballot. Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver sounded the alarm about what would happen because it reduces taxes, and he said his office already has way too few resources.
The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board of Directors this week unanimously passed a resolution opposing Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 that will appear on the statewide ballot in November.
Even some very fiscally conservative people are worried about how Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Initiative 101 would hurt Colorado.
These ballot issues propose to cut taxes and fees across the state, but could also launch a new recession which could devastate the state's economy, some said at the Progressive 15 standing committees meeting at the Country Steak-Out on Thursday.
The Bell is available to give presentations on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 and their potential impacts on the state. These ballot measures, which voters will face in November, are a triple threat to Colorado's economic future and vital community services.
The staff of the Bell, along with our Looking Forward partners at the Colorado Children's Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, has been working hard to analyze these measures and what they will mean for the state. We welcome the opportunity to have additional conversations with interested groups.
June 23, 2010 To: All Library Employees From: Jon Walker, Executive Director Subject: Planning for 2011
This year is turning out to be different at the library.
What I mean by this has nothing to do with how much our libraries are being used. Libraries are busier than ever. Our libraries are bustling places. I could not be prouder of a group of employees than I am of each of you who work conscientiously each day to deliver excellent library service.
Steamboat Springs – The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association Board of Directors last week formally opposed three anti-tax measures on the ballot this fall.
Colorado voters in November will decide whether to approve Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61, all of which are citizen-led initiatives aimed at decreasing taxes and reducing government spending.
By Gus Jarvis The Watch (Telluride-Ouray-Ridgway-Montrose)
RIDGWAY – The Ouray County Commissioners reviewed three ballot questions on the Nov. 2 ballot this week and saw what they characterized as a "drastic" change in the county should any or all of the issues should pass.
Local government would, in effect, be largely defunded.
County Administrator Connie Hunt, who will begin drafting the 2011 Ouray County budget next month, has been crunching numbers, reporting her findings to the commissioners at a meeting Monday in Ridgway.
Steamboat Springs – Routt County government and Steamboat Springs school officials are critical of three ballot measures they say would affect revenues, require additional budget cuts and reduce services.
Colorado voters in November will consider Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61, which are citizen-led initiatives aimed at decreasing taxes and reducing government spending.