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Amendment 73

Amendment 73
Amendment 73

TABOR repeal is off the table for 2020. Now it’s Initiative 271, a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

Vision 2020 Colorado, a coalition behind a tax system overhaul, tells The Sun it will move forward with a graduated income tax measure that will lower taxes for the vast majority

Politics and Government

The takeaway from Amendment 73’s defeat: Voters won’t throw money into a broken school finance system

“People are keenly aware now more than ever that our school finance model is in crisis.”

Education

Jared Polis vs. Walker Stapleton: Where Colorado’s governor candidates stand on the issues

The two candidates are presenting different visions and staking out contrasting positions on the major issues.

Politics and Government

Top Democrats absent as teachers push ballot measure to boost school funding

Democratic candidate for governor Jared Polis has said he is not supporting Amendment 73 and Gov. John Hickenlooper has yet to take a position.

Politics and Government

Colorado is near the bottom of states in school funding. That’s why there are nearly 40 bond and mill levy override questions on ballots this fall.

From new buildings to mental health counselors to teacher pay increases, schools have a growing list of needs for more cash

Education

Colorado’s school finance system is broken. Is Amendment 73 the answer?

A Colorado Sun analysis of U.S. Census and Colorado school finance data found that today’s system transfers wealth not from the rich to the poor, or from urban areas to rural, but seemingly at random -- and often to the benefit of the state’s wealthiest communities

Education