Last month, Gov. John Hickenlooper presented his budget to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, the final proposed budget of Gov. Hickenlooper’s time in office.
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The Children’s Campaign would like to applaud all Coloradans who voted last Tuesday! We were encouraged by such high voter turnout (nearly 60 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), especially among unaffiliated voters. The results were mixed for Colorado kids, but there is still a lot to celebrate.
Proposition 109 won’t fix Colorado’s roads, but it will cost us. With no sustainable way to repay the bonds issued by Prop 109, Colorado must set aside $260 million each year for the next two decades.
As we noted earlier this summer, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is supporting a ballot measure that could drastically improve mental health and addiction services in Denver. Vote yes on Caring 4 Denver, Initiated Ordinance 301.
The proposal cuts off pathways to permanent residence for legally residing immigrants, and asks families to make an impossible choice between accessing essential services for which they are eligible or keeping their families together
The Colorado Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote NO on Proposition 109 and YES on Proposition 110 because addressing our transportation needs should not endanger the programs and services that support Colorado children and families.
The Children’s Campaign is urging Coloradans to vote YES on Proposition 111 to cap the interest rate on predatory payday loans. If passed, payday loans would be subject to the same maximum allowable interest rate for all other installment loans in Colorado.
Last week, we explained the interaction of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) and the Gallagher Amendment, which are two parts of the Colorado Constitution that create a toxic mix for Colorado public schools and budget sustainability.