The potential devastation of Proposition 101 can be measured in millions and even billions of dollars at the state level, but at the local level, the damaging effects would be felt by each student in a school district.
Under Prop 101, headed for the 2010 ballot, ownership taxes would be reduced to $1 for used vehicles and $2 for new ones. Every school district in the state gets a share of those taxes.
ALAMOSA – A Denver think tank urged San Luis Valley county commissioners Monday to take up the fight against a trio of ballot questions it says would decimate state and local budgets.
The Bell Policy Center has focused its sights on Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 and hopes commissioners will make voters aware of the cuts to services that will come should the measures pass.
"The problem is that's not something some schmuck from Denver can do," said Wade Buchanan, the center's president.