Category Archives: Colorado State Budget

GSV Community Meeting

Where does the money for our public schools come from? How does the Colorado State Budget impact school funding? Who determines how much money our public schools receive? What is a mill levy override? What is a bond? Why has … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Amendment 73, School Finance

What time is it? Summertime!

Happy last day of school! It has been a busy spring and it is time for a quick update on potential education funding decisions coming in the fall so you are able to share your knowledge with your community and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Bond, 2016 Colorado Priorities

Kickoff Events for Statewide Petition Launch

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, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Colorado Priorities

Statewide Ballot Initiative Proposed

In the state of Colorado, there are two ways to get something on the ballot for voters. First, the State Legislature can refer a measure to the ballot with a vote by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Colorado Priorities

State Budget to Dominate 2016 Legislative Session

Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed 2016-2017 state budget, released in November 2015, includes $289 million in rebates to taxpayers required by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) while at the same time showing a $373 million general fund budget shortfall. GSV leaders … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado State Budget

$70 Million More for Education?

State Budget Process In early November each year, the Governor of Colorado releases a budget proposal for the following fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). After much back and forth during the legislative session, January to May, the Colorado … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado State Budget

The Testing Dilemma

The hottest topic of the 2015 Legislative Session was undeniably testing. Passions were high on both sides of the issue and Legislators took until the final hours of the session to pass a compromise testing bill.  The biggest changes are … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado State Budget

Amendment 23 and the “Negative Factor”:  What’s the new lawsuit about?

Dwyer vs. State is the latest lawsuit pending against the State of Colorado concerning education funding.  The suit, filed by several school districts and parents of school-aged children, claims that the State of Colorado is not following Amendment 23, which … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado State Budget

Tabor Refund?

The TABOR refund limits, set by the Referendum C cap, are about to be reached this year for the first time in a decade. Depending on how this plays out, $30-$100 will be refunded to each taxpayer in our state. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Colorado Priorities | Tagged , ,

Election Day 2013

Drop off your ballot TODAY at your local Voter Service and Polling Center. Longmont Drive-up Ballot Collection @ 534 Terry Street Longmont, Boulder County Clerk & Recorder @ 529 Coffman Street Boulder Drive-up Ballot Collection @ 1750 33rd Street Weld … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Amendment 66