Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

School Finance Reform Question Finally Approved for Ballot

After a long wait, the Secretary of State finally announced that Colorado Commits to Kids had enough valid signatures to put a measure on the November ballot. As has been discussed in the past, the measure, now known as Amendment 66, would increase income taxes to raise money for K-12 education.  Now its supporters have… Continue reading School Finance Reform Question Finally Approved for Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado School Reform Will Make Ballot

The author of SB-213, Sen. Mike Johnston (D-Denver), said he is confident Initiative 22 to reform school financing will make the fall ballot. Colorado Commits To Kids, the issues committee that will promote the initiative, turned in its petitions on Aug. 5. Chad McWhinney convened a group of Northern Colorado business representatives to meet with… Continue reading Colorado School Reform Will Make Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Income Tax Increase for Education Could Be on Fall Ballot

A campaign to gather signatures for a November ballot proposal is underway to put a measure on the fall ballot to raise $950 million for public education. The Colorado Education Association said it began collecting signatures on June 14, after it got packets with the state-approved language that would be proposed for the ballot. Colorado… Continue reading Income Tax Increase for Education Could Be on Fall Ballot