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Colorado voters reject Proposition 120, which sought to cut some Colorado property taxes

Colorado voters rejected a Republican-backed effort to reduce some property taxes, a stinging defeat for conservatives who have increasingly turned to ballot measures to advance their policies as their statewide and legislative candidates keep losing. The vote for Proposition 120 as of 10:30 p.m. was 57% in opposition to the ballot measure and 43% in […]

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Turnout remains low as Election Day arrives in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote.

Odd-year elections in Colorado traditionally have low turnout, but voter participation this year has been even more anemic than usual despite fiery school board contests and consequential ballot initiatives. As of Sunday night, 755,631 ballots had been cast, representing just 19% of active registered voters in the state. More Democrats and Republicans had cast ballots […]

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Conservatives have dropped millions on Proposition 120 and Amendment 78. No one is spending to oppose them.

See the results of Prop. 120 and Amendment 78. The battle over Proposition 120 and Amendment 78 on Colorado’s November ballot is about as lopsided as a political contest can get.  On one side are conservative groups that have spent millions of dollars to ensure the passage of Proposition 120, which would cut property taxes, […]

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Colorado governor supports property tax cut measure on November ballot opposed by other Democrats

Gov. Jared Polis will vote for Proposition 120, the ballot measure that gives other Democrats pause because it would slash property tax assessment rates for multifamily residential properties and lodging properties. Polis, who stated his position Monday when asked by The Colorado Sun, didn’t elaborate on why he is voting for the proposition, which is […]

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Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Colorado voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to approve a slate of statewide and local ballot initiatives, as well as pick the members of their local school boards.  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When do I need to mail my ballot back? County clerks can begin mailing out ballots Oct. 8, and […]

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Proposition 120: Voters will decide if Colorado property taxes will go down — at least for some

Colorado’s residential property taxes are already among the nation’s lowest, but a measure on the 2021 statewide ballot would drop them ever lower — for some.  Proposition 120 would, if approved by voters, reduce the property tax assessment rates for multifamily housing to 6.5% from 7.15% starting in 2022. If you owned affected property valued […]

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Group files 11th-hour lawsuit seeking to block one of three questions on Colorado’s statewide ballot this year

The head of a liberal-leaning fiscal policy organization and a Summit County commissioner filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block one of three statewide measures set to appear on the November ballot, arguing the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office inappropriately approved the question and that any votes for it shouldn’t be counted.  Scott Wasserman, of […]