Tag Archives: amendment 66

Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up

Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters are willing to approve a $1.7 billion tax […]...

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February 8, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Republicans deal out a hand of overreach poker at the capitol

Looking at the array of problems facing Democrats in this post-recall election year, what do the Republicans do? That's right, just what you'd expect them to do....

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January 17, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Littwin Columns

Littwin: No new taxes! And no other plan.

We're stuck with our Gordian knot. I love the Greek myths, but the current-day myth that you don't need money to fix educational shortfalls is all American....

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November 8, 2013 Education, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: After the swerve right, inching left

Colorado liberals depressed about the disaster that was Amendment 66, take heart: E.J. Dionne says the results of elections around the country show the nation is moving left. It's what he said....

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November 7, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How to talk — or not talk — about taxes

Here’s the thing: While taxes are a critical part of our work, we can’t talk about them. Not directly, at least, and certainly not in an election. I’ve learned to leave out the “t” word as much as possible....

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November 6, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado voters reject billion-dollar education tax proposal

DENVER -- Frustrating, heartbreaking, disappointing, even devastating — words heard all over the hotel ballroom here where supporters of Amendment 66 gathered to watch the votes come in. What no one said aloud, but what was smuggled into the phrase...

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November 6, 2013 Education, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: The bomb squad failed

Amendment 66 went down in humiliating flames. That's bad for Hickenlooper! But it's worse for education which, like everything else, will get less money. Hear that sound? The election is over but Doug Bruce's TABOR time bomb is still ticking....

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November 6, 2013 Education, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Colorado Election Day live blog

It's an off-year election in swing-state Colorado and there aren't a whole lot of candidates on ballots. There are, however, important questions voters are being asked to weigh. ...

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November 5, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
Election Day Quiz: Do you look like a winner?

Election Day Quiz: Do you look like a winner?

It's Election Day, meaning it's time for our first annual election quiz. There will be a prize. We just haven't figured out what it is yet....

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November 5, 2013 Littwin

Littwin: Don’t need no outsiders, except our outsiders

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- the antigun, anti-big-gulp, billionaire nanny stater -- is back, now trying to force the good people of Colorado to give up our God-given right to underfund K-12 education....

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October 29, 2013 Education, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

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7/20/18 The Red Tent

Red Tent Bazaar Fundraiser for The Colorado Independent Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and laughter to benefit The […]

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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