GLENWOOD SPRINGS – If the economic downturn of the past couple of years was unplanned, then the trio of tax- and debt-limiting ballot initiatives that are on the Nov. 2 ballot in Colorado would amount to a "voter-approved recession."
That's according to an assessment of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 by Rich Jones, director of policy and research for the Denver-based, non-partisan Bell Policy Center.
Wade Buchanan and Auden Schendler Special to The Aspen Times
Apparently the proponents of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 think school budgets can defy gravity. How else can one explain their absolutely ludicrous claim that these ballot measures won't hurt our schools, throw teachers out of work and increase class sizes across the state? They will – and here's why.