Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Upcoming ballot questions

Even after the June 5 runoff election, Denver voters will be treated to one more election at the end of this year: the statewide election in November.

Potential ballot initiatives should now be submitted to the Secretary of State. Does anyone know which (if any) were submitted?

For fun, I'd also recommend that you look at "Taste For Taxes," which provides a primer for folks looking to raise your taxes. They noted that:
A political campaign ultimately is merely an exercise in marketing. The key to success is making sure your ballot issue – the product you’re marketing – responds to the public’s wants or needs.
So do we have any "wants or needs" on the upcoming state ballot?

1 comment:

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

The status sheet as of April 24, 2007 is here. It has 30 entries, but this is deceptive, because it included abandoned applications and multiple entries for slightly different versions of the same measure. It is also out of date as hearings were held in early May.

There are actually ten distinct proposals, at least one of which (Amendment 41 proposal) has been abandoned, and a couple of others of which are probably improper to put before voters in 2007 because they are not financial in nature.

One involves the lottery, one involves funding for higher education, and several involve severance taxes or mineral taxation matters.