In a post on March 9, GSV shared information about three versions of a ballot measure that were filed with the State of Colorado and would allow the investment of current tax dollars in Colorado priorities including education, transportation, mental health services, and senior services. When state revenue grows faster than inflation (like now), Colorado’s legislature is not allowed to keep and invest all the revenues it collects. But the voters can change this.
The final language for the Colorado Priorities ballot measure has been approved and now the real work begins. In order for this initiative to make it to the ballot in November, so that voters have a choice in how they would like to invest in Colorado, citizens across the state must collect nearly 100,000 signatures by the end of July.
This measure does not raise taxes and it does not change or amend the constitution. It allows the state to keep all revenues collected under the current tax rates, and invest any additional revenue above the revenue cap into education, transportation, mental health services, and senior services for the next 10 years.
This Saturday, May 14, at 10:00 am is the statewide petition launch and you can join a kickoff event in your area. With your help, Colorado can give voters a choice this November.