Wade Buchanan of the Bell spoke on behalf of Amendment 59 at a ballot educaton forum at the University of Denver, along with representatives of other groups speaking on other amendments. Critics challenged the information and the political alignment of the groups.
ALAMOSA — Armed with blue books and ballots, community members listened intently as ballot measures were laid out in understandable terms. “We’re trying to give a balanced overview of what’s on the ballot this year,” said Bell Policy Center President Wade Buchanan. The Bell Policy Center stopped at Adams State College Tuesday morning in the midst of a whirlwind tour around Colorado to help Coloradoans understand ballot measures.
The anti-equal opportunity campaign, ironically calling itself the ???Colorado Civil Rights Initiative,??? has begun circulating petitions for signatures around the state to place an anti-affirmative action measure on the November 2008 ballot. The Bell Action Network recommends that if you are asked to sign a petition for this initiative, you decline to sign.
Buchanan, WadeHedges, CarolMcGregor, HeatherZeller, Laurie H.
New ???Looking Forward??? report analyzes Colorado???s fiscal prospects in the post-Ref C era; ???Looking Forward??? finds 6 percent limit to be most immediate constraint in state budget; Political Journal: Collaborative effort to spread the Looking Forward message statewide; Higher fees, taxes, eyed for highway funding boost; Severance tax, construction fee measures fail to make the ???07 ballot
Baker, RobinBogard, LaurenHolley, WillJones, RichMcGregor, HeatherNicholson, IsabelZeller, Laurie H.
Ballot measures brewing for 2008; Anti-affirmative action measure proposed; Gov. Ritter names P-20 Council; U.S. needs more educated workers; Insurance rate regs protect small business workers; Health system performance is bi-polar; States strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit; Fewer retirees receive employer health benefits; New York Times focuses on wealth, poverty and inequality; Bell website offers RSS feed; Gurul?? is new communications director; New public policy fellows join the Bell.
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
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