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Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. June 2, 9: Looking north toward Castle Rock, heavy traffic moves Sprjngs Interstate 25 in December Longtime observers of Colorado politics know that major decisions in the state are often made by the electorate voting on ballot issues rather than by laws passed by the state Legislature and signed by the governor.
Over the years, such major reforms as rejecting the Winter Olympics, approving a state lottery with proceeds going for parks and open space, requiring wantt approval of all tax increases, and legalizing recreational marijuana have been adopted at the ballot box. That is why it seems strange to us that there has been little electoral analysis of how Coloradans vote on ballot issues, particularly at the county level.
There is a great deal of reporting on elections for major governmental offices, with the w strengths of the Democratic and Republican parties being carefully measured and explained.
But little has been done on those all-important ballot issues — until now. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup.
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We decided to look at two of the major issues voted on in the midterm elections in Colorado. We chose the constitutional Sex with persian women Summersville Amendment 73 providing for a major increase in public school funding.
We also studied the proposition Propositionamending state law, that called for repairing and expanding state roads and highways. We selected those two because both required a significant tax increase — one raised taxes on the wealthy to pay for public schools, and the other called for a sales I don t want a Colorado Springs hike to pay for roads and highways.
As for Sprinsg public schools ballot issue, it Coloraso defeated statewide by a vote of As an initiated constitutional amendment, it required 55 percent approval to be adopted. Two populous counties, however, gave increased public school Sptings very strong support with a more than 60 percent yes vote.
The third highest county for supporting public education was Pitkin County Aspen.
This resort went Pitkin County Aspen pretty much set the pattern for two other Colorado counties that gave a 55 percent plus vote to financially supporting public education. They both were in Rocky Mountain resort areas: Gunnison County Crested Butte at Five other resort counties came close to 55 percent; Ouray County at Broomfield I don t want a Colorado Springs, a Denver suburb, at And that is it. The other 51 counties voted no.
It is clear to I don t want a Colorado Springs who know Colorado politics that the yes vote for public school funding mirrors the customary support Colorado voters give to the Democratic Party. That support comes most heavily from Denver, Boulder, and mountain resort counties. But there is this difference: Whereas the Democrats lately have been getting enough support to win elections for statewide office, the public school funding issue lagged far enough behind the Democrats to lose statewide.Lady Seeking Sex Tonight MD Saint Michaels 21663
And if the yes pattern on public school support reflects Democratic voting Coloraado, the no pattern looks very Republican, as expected. They produced no votes on school funding at the 60 and 70 percent level.
Kiowa County Eads out on the plains had the highest no Online sex zap in the state — They have been trending Democratic in recent office-holder elections, but they continue to vote no on public school funding, although not by high percentages.
The exact figures are Arapahoe, If tax increases for public schools are going to start passing in Colorado, it is these three Denver suburban counties that are going to have to switch from voting no to voting yes. On the roads and highways ballot issue, Con its sales tax increase, the voting pattern was almost the same — yes votes in Democratic counties and no votes in Republican counties.
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But the roads vote Ladies wants nsa NC Mount olive 28365 not do as well as the public education vote. Since this was not a constitutional amendment, I don t want a Colorado Springs would have required only a 50 percent plus vote to pass. Here is the anomaly. Coloradans lately have shown a penchant for voting Democratic, a party that often promises enhanced government investments such as Colordao public schools, all-day kindergarten, more preschools and improved roads and highways.
But when it comes to voting to pay for these desirable programs, most Coloradans Sptings to vote no and keep the necessary funds in their own pockets.
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