10-12-2020-newsletter

Ballots are out. I have worked hard for the chance to represent you in the Colorado House, and I would be honored to have your vote. Remember:

Let’s do this!   – Judy

Here’s a quick round up of the 11 state measures on everyone’s ballot.
My positions are indicated by:  SUPPORT,  OPPOSE, and  NEUTRAL.

AMENDMENT B | GALLAGHER AMENDMENT REPEAL SUPPORT
This repeal of Gallagher’s inflexible and outdated tax formula was referred to the ballot by a strong majority of both Republicans and Democrats in the legislature. 
buildabettercolorado.org 

PROPOSITION 118 | PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVESUPPORT
This citizen initiated state statute would provide Coloradans with up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave under specific circumstances.  
coloradofamiliesfirst.org

AMENDMENT C | CHARITABLE BINGOS AND RAFFLE AMENDMENT NEUTRAL
Amendment C overrides the state constitution prohibition on nonprofits hiring outside firms to conduct bingo and raffles for fundraising. The measure also makes nonprofits eligible for licenses after three years instead of the current five years.
reason foundation analysis

AMENDMENT 76 | CITIZEN REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING – AGAINST
Instead of existing language that says “every citizen” of the U.S. can vote, this measure would amend the constitution to state that “only a citizen” of the U.S. can vote. The effort is a ploy to draw conservatives to the polls. 
cpr article

AMENDMENT 77 | GAMBLING – NEUTRAL
Colorado’s constitution places restrictions on betting in our casino towns (Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek). Amendment 77 would give voters in these towns the ability to lift or remove them entirely.
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PROPOSITION EE | TOBACCO AND VAPING TAX – SUPPORT
Colorado leads the nation in the number of teens who vape nicotine. This measure raises taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes (a proven deterrent), while funding new health and education programs.  
coloradokids.org

PROPOSITION 113 | NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE – SUPPORT
Colorado lawmakers passed, and Governor Polis signed, legislation that joins Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, awarding Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The law is suspended until voters weigh in on this citizen-initiated measure. 
yesonnationaopopularvote.com

PROPOSITION 114 | GREY WOLF REINTRODUCTION – SUPPORT
The measure would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create and carry out a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves by the end of 2023 on lands west of the continental divide. 
wolfactionfund.com

PROPOSITION 115 | 22 WEEK ABORTION BAN – AGAINST
Also a citizen initiated state statute, it is a ruse to limit women’s reproductive choices.
voteno115.com 

PROPOSITION 116 | INCOME TAX DECREASE FROM 4.63% TO 4.55% – AGAINST
Education and infrastructure projects are already underfunded in our state, and revenues have been decimated by the pandemic. This is not the time for a tax cut. 
greateducationcolorado.org

PROPOSITION 117 | VOTER APPROVAL OF NEW FEE BASED ENTERPRISES – AGAINST
This initiative would impose voter approval requirements on state fees similar to TABOR. Again, state funding is inadequate for even education and infrastructure upkeep, and this initiative would restrict revenues even more. 
ballotpedia.com

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