Give voters a choice in November.
It's up to us. In Colorado, when state revenues grow faster than inflation plus growth (like now), the legislature is not allowed to keep and invest all the revenues that it collects under our current tax rates. Unless voters act, funds above the revenue limit have to be held back and rebated to taxpayers—even if that requires deeper cuts to schools, higher education and other essential public services. Other states can grow and invest in their infrastructure during prosperous times. Colorado cannot do so without a vote of its citizens. These proposals follow the state's requirement to ask voters to allow the legislature to keep and and invest revenue generated under the existing tax rates.
- If the ballot proposals pass, does an individual have the option of choosing to receive the funds above the revenue limit which that individual paid, or will all funds above the revenue limit automatically be retained by the state?
- When is the last day to submit petitions?
- If I register to vote online, how long do I have to wait before I can sign the petition?
- Statewide Signing Day on Saturday, June 18
- Some people wanted to sign this petition online. We noticed this is a paper petition ONLY. Can you explain why and the rules of why it can’t be an online petition? Thanks!
- Where do I go to get my petition notarized and turned in to Great Ed?
- Is more money really going to improve education?
- If this measure passes, does that mean we’ve solved the funding shortfall?
- If this measure passes, what prevents the legislature from reducing the amount they would have funded K12 education?
- Is this a tax increase?
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Compared to 1992, essential public services operate with severe annual cuts:
$780 million from K-12 education ($1,000 per K-12 student) $559 million from higher ed ($3,000 per higher ed student) $379 million from transportation
Without raising taxes, this proposal allows the state to keep and invest revenue into essential public services, such as education, transportation, mental health services and senior services. #InvestInColorado