Kane Randolph presses the doorbell at the home of a voter in Denver and readies his pitch. In the next few seconds — which is all the time he expects to get — he needs to explain Proposition CC, a 60-word question on the 2019 statewide ballot that is mired in baggage. When the door […]
Opinion: Here’s why the leaders of higher education in Colorado support Prop CC
Colorado voters quite rightly ask how additional funding would be spent if they pass Proposition CC on the November ballot. At a big-picture level, a third of the revenue from CC would go to transportation, a third to K-12 education and a third to higher education. We can only speak in detail to the latter, but we […]
Here’s what you need to know about Colorado’s water plan before voting on Proposition DD
When then-Gov. John Hickenlooper set out to create Colorado’s first comprehensive water plan in 2013, he called the chasm between the state’s water supply and its demand “real and looming.” Colorado’s water supply is already struggling to meet the demands of a growing state today. By 2050, Colorado is expected to add another 3 million […]
The faith-based and environmental opposition to Colorado’s Proposition DD makes for strange company
The drive to legalize sports betting in Colorado united Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol, and similarly, the opposition to Proposition DD is bringing together two disparate groups of critics. The November ballot question is drawing criticism from religious conservatives who label gambling as a sin and a faction of the environmental community concerned […]
Carman: Colorado can’t afford not to pass Prop CC. Do something.
Those ballots are arriving. Candidate debates are droning on. The problems of overcrowded classrooms and indigent teachers, traffic jams and exorbitant college debt continue. It’s our chance to take a stand, demand action and vote for change. Sure, you want better schools, easier commutes, cheaper health care, clean energy, no college debt. Me, too. And […]
17,774 Aurora voters got a ballot instructing them to choose one at-large City Council candidate. They are supposed to be picking two.
Adams County elections officials sent ballots to thousands of Aurora voters asking them to choose just one of six at-large candidates for City Council. But voters are actually supposed to be picking two. Aurora City Clerk Stephen Ruge confirmed the error to The Colorado Sun on Wednesday morning and said he was working with Adams […]
Opinion: When considering Prop CC, leave property taxes out of the discussion
Voters around the state will soon receive their ballots for the 2019 election. This year, we’ll be considering a measure called Proposition CC. It’s an important one for the future of the state and will affect how we invest in priorities like our schools; our colleges and universities; and our roads, bridges, and transit for […]
It’s Election Day in Colorado! Here’s what you need to know about casting your ballot and what’s on it
There’s no presidential election or U.S. Senate contest on the 2019 ballot, but the Nov. 5 election will ask Colorado voters two fiscal questions with major ramifications for the future of the state. Proposition CC and Proposition DD pose questions related to taxes — whether to keep the tax money the state collected and whether […]
Proposition CC explained: What it means to end the spending caps in TABOR and the money at stake
In one of the most significant potential changes to state fiscal policy in decades, Colorado voters this November will be asked to permanently eliminate a revenue cap that has both restrained and reshaped state government since 1992. The ask of voters is relatively modest: Forgo the occasional refund under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — […]
The political stakes for Proposition CC are huge. It’s a test case for a major fiscal overhaul in Colorado.
This November, Proposition CC will ask Colorado voters to permanently lift the spending limits in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, but the political stakes embedded in the question are even more consequential. The ballot question represents the most significant overhaul to TABOR since voters approved the constitutional provision in 1992, and serves as a test […]