It’s time to put an end to massive fees and enterprises being used to grow our state budget while avoiding voter approval under our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). The status quo of continuing to grow and create new state programs and finance them off of “fees” needs to end. Vote on Fees requires all new state enterprises (funded by fees and surcharges) with revenue of $100,000,000 or more in the first 5 years to be placed on the ballot. www.VoteOnFees.com
KOA News Radio – Michael & Mandy Connell talk Prop 117
The Denver Gazette – ENDORSEMENT: Yes on Prop 117; no to death by a thousand fees
Colorado Peak Politics – New ad shows how politicians disguise new taxes as “fees”
The Gazette – Prop 117 ENDORSEMENT
KBUT Community Radio – A case for Prop 117
PBS Colorado Decides Debates – Michael Fields debates Scott Wasserman on Prop 117
Colorado Politics: Fields: Ballot issue gives voters a veto on runaway fees
Colorado Politics: The group Vote on Fees submitted more than 196,000 petition signatures Thursday morning to get Initiative 295 on the November ballot.
Forbes: “Getting this many signatures during a pandemic shows how much enthusiasm there is for this ballot issue. Just like with taxes, Coloradans should be able to vote on big fees too…Coloradans are sick of the Legislature using massive fees to get around a vote of the people, and the excitement around the ‘Vote on Fees’ initiative is proof of that.”
Grand Junction Sentinel – “Coloradans are sick of the Legislature using massive fees to get around a vote of the people, and the excitement around the Vote on Fees initiative is proof of that,” said Michael Fields executive director of the group.
Peak Politics – Ballot measure would allow voters to stop deceptive tax increases
This is a state income tax cut for every Coloradan from a rate of 4.63% to 4.55%. It’s simple, and allows people to keep more of their hard-earned money, which is especially helpful during this economic recession.
Denver Post – Sonnenberg: Proposition 116 is an equal tax cut for all taxpaying Coloradans at a time of need
Denver Gazette – Endorsement – Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 116 tax relief
Journal-Advocate – Prop 116 is an equal cut for all taxpayers
Complete Colorado – Why do progressives hate the poor?
KBUT Community Radio – The case for Prop 11
630KHOW – Michael Fields talks about ballot issues this November
The Gallagher Amendment isn’t perfect, but a full repeal will mean increasing residential property taxes while providing little to no benefit to small businesses. The lack of a plan for what comes next is concerning – we’re just supposed to trust the Legislature with whatever they decide to do with tax rates next. The middle of a recession is not the time to raise property taxes on hardworking families and renters. KeepTaxesLowCO.com
Complete Colorado – Dickey Lee Hullinghorst: The case against repealing Gallagher
Complete Colorado – Your Blue Book is rigged to favor Amendment B
630 KHOW – Former CO State Senator Ron Stewart on why he opposes Amendment B
Summit Daily News – Amendment B will increase property taxes
Colorado Politics – Amendment B socks it to homeowners
PBS Colorado Decides Debates – Michael Fields Debates Rep. Esgar on Amendment B
9 News – Lawsuit over Blue Book voter Guide
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – Measure to repeal the Gallagher Amendment would lead to higher property taxes
Complete Colorado – Fields: Gallagher repeal full of ballot language abuse.
Colorado Sun – “It will be a property tax increase for the residential side, and this is during a recession,” said Michael Fields, the executive director of Colorado Rising State Action. “Why would we be raising taxes during a recession?”
This is a measure asks voters if they want to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. If voters say NO, it would repeal the legislature’s “yes” vote. Under a national popular vote system, all of Colorado’s votes would go to whichever candidate wins the popular vote nationally, even if that’s not who won the majority in Colorado. We must protect Colorado’s voice, not give our votes away to high-population states on the coasts.
Complete Colorado – Numerous chambers of commerce, dozens of counties endorse repeal of National Popular Vote Compact law
The Gazette/Colorado Politics – Vote NO on Prop 113
Colorado is one of the only states in the nation that allows a baby to be aborted up until the moment of birth. We know that babies can survive, and thrive, at 22 weeks of pregnancy, and this measure would restrict abortions after 22 weeks.
Denver Gazette – ENDORSEMENT: Yes on 115
Colorado Politics – Vote for children, end late term abortion
The Gray Wolf population in Colorado is already increasing and artificially introducing more won’t help the environment, while causing a lot of problems for Western Slope residents. It’s not right for people on the Front Range, who are bombarded with millions of dollars of out-of-state ads, would be voting to introduce a predator that will impact communities on the Western Slope who overwhelmingly oppose the reintroduction.
The Denver Gazette – ENDORSEMENT – Vote NO on Prop 114
Greeley Tribune – Reintroducing wolves is a bad move for CO
Establishes a mandatory paid medical and family leave program. To pay for the program, employees and employers will split the cost, taking 50% of the premium for the new insurance program directly out of employee wages, with the employer covering the other 50%. This initiative creates a new enterprise within the department of labor and employment to administer the program which is estimated to cost $2 billion per year.
Common Sense Institute – Full report on Prop 118
Colorado Politics – Prop 118 is ‘Robin Hood in reverse’
Complete Colorado – Out of state groups bankrolling Prop 118
Dave Davia – No on Prop 118