‘Bad Three’ tax-cutting measures soundly defeated

Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, draconian tax-slashing measures deemed so potentially devastating to state finances that opponents took to calling them the “Bad Three,” were hammered by 3-to-1 margins Tuesday.

Engineered by TABOR architect Douglas Bruce, the three measures would have cut a wide range of fees and taxes and left critical infrastructure and public services unfunded.

They would have hit education and transportation particularly hard. Critics argued the measures would have led to another recession, and opponents spent heavily to defeat the proposals.

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