Gov. Hickenlooper publically announced his support for Initiative 22 to increase income taxes to increase funding for K-12 Education. At the same meeting, Chad McWhinney, a Loveland developer added his support to the measure.
Advocates are currently collecting the required signatures to put the measure on the ballot. McWhinney is organizing meetings with Loveland area business leaders in an effort to persuade them to endorse it.
The decision to support or oppose the measure will be a tough one. But economic development in our State — and certainly the education of future generations – is crucial. This is a REALTOR issue because NAR research shows that the quality of schools is a top priority for home buyers. However, REALTORS will have to decide if this proposal is the best solution. Some would say that our current funding levels are sufficient and throwing more money at the problem will not solve the educational systems current failings. Others say more funding is vital.