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After the Election
Wow, what an election and what an amazing result. Congrats to Barak Obama, Mark Udall, & Betsy Markey.
It looks like 50 & 54 are the only two initiatives to pass. 58 & 59 failing are going to hurt Colorado. But we move on.
An Independent Evaluation
We are an independent group that has carefully and dispassionately evaluated all of the colorado amendments. We are not part of any group proposing or opposing these ballot initiatives.
Each amendment was reviewed with the following priorities:
The Righteous 2
Economic success for our children depends in virtually all cases on their gaining a college degree. This requires good K-12 schools adequately funded (A-59) and making college affordable (A-58).
At present Higher-Ed funding is so tight that many students must forgo College because they cannot afford it. This is sentencing them to a life of economic poverty.
K-12 funding is presently ok (not great). But when Ref C. runs out in a couple of years, K-12 will once again face impossible constraints between what is needed and what is available.
If we don't adequately fund education in this state, then we sentence ourselves to fall behind not just other parts of this country, but behind the Chinese, Indians, and others who are adequately funding education.
Our future economic success requires the passage of 58 & 59.
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Recomendations by Others
These sites provide more information on the initiatives. They do not provide a means of discussion.
Colorado Legislature Ballot Analysis (draft) - The Blue Book.
Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center.
Ballotpedia - Like Wikipedia, This can be edited by anyone (and is mostly edited by conservatives).
Blogs are your best resource for a full & open discussion of these initiatives. You can register on these and both ask questions and discuss these issues.
ColoradoPols - Liberal
Colorado Peak Politics - Conservative