Jones, RichMcGregor, HeatherWaterous, Frank
Articles: Ballot count on TABOR measures down to three states, Budget impacts differ dramatically for two 65 Percent Solution ballot measures, Amendment 39 and Referendum J, Minnesota mulls mandatory percentage school spending plan: Is third time the charm or three strikes and you???re out?, Colorado???s economic future: three votes for continued growth, one for recession
Buchanan, WadeJones, RichMcGregor, HeatherWaterous, FrankZeller, Laurie H.
Articles: Wade Buchanan on Colorado???s 2006 election results, Colorado gives low-wage workers a raise, Minimum wage measures pass in five other states, Colorado voters see through 65 Percent gimmick, Voters turn down Petition Rights Amendment, Colorado scraps attempt at judicial term limits, Ref. I and Amendment 43 results show challenges ahead, TABOR rejected in Maine, Nebraska and Oregon, Bell promotes Vote Early Denver campaign
Baker, RobinJones, RichSpivey, DanielWaterous, Frank
Articles: Pregnant moms quit smoking, Better medical care prevents pregnancy-related deaths, The 65 Percent Solution, CCHE requests $8.7 million in need-based aid, Increase in state funding for colleges, Low-income adults get smaller share of job training benefits, Insurance companies shed high-risk customers, Race and income affect health care, Colorado economy to add jobs, Indexing minimum wage to inflation, Companies freeze pensions
Jones, RichMcGregor, HeatherWaterous, FrankZeller, Laurie H.
Articles: Amendment 42: It's only fair to raise Colorado's minimum wage, Six states join the push for a higher minimum wage, Bell Policy Center positions on the 14 state ballot questions, Resources for voters: the Bell Voter's Guide to the 2006 ballot and links to other publications and web sites, Policy Notebook: Petition Rights Amendment exposes local governments to extremists, Amendment 39 and Referendum J impose spending mandates on schools, No evidence of improved student achievement
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In November, Colorado voters will be asked to impose a 65 percent spending framework on school districts in either of two ballot questions: Amendment 39 and Referendum J. The competing proposals would require school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their operating funds on classroom instruction or student achievement. The idea sounds sensible, but it doesn???t deliver.