From paid family and medical leave to fees to property taxes, this November Colorado voters will face 10 different questions on their 2020 election ballot. Unfortunately wading through the ballot language of these measures does not always provide clear choices. Political ads and campaign rhetoric make casting a vote even more daunting. The 2020 Common Sense Institute Ballot Guide outlines the facts and provides an objective analysis of the economic impacts – without the spin. Based on economic models and comprehensive fiscal analysis, each issue is presented in a clear and concise manner that gives voters the information they need to make educated and informed decisions on each question.
August 3rd was the final day for citizen-initiated petition campaigns to submit the required 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. While a handful of questions have already been certified, there are still a few hanging in the balance.
Of note, the Colorado Legislature has referred three questions onto the 2020 general election ballot via two-thirds support from the house and senate, one of which is now a veto referred measure.
|Proposition||Title||CSI Research Efforts|
|113||Adopt Agreement to Elect U.S. President By National Popular Vote|
|114||Reintroduction and Management of Gray Wolves|
|115||Prohibit Abortions After 22 Weeks|
|116||State Income Tax Rate Reduction||Read CSI Report|
|117||Voter Approval for Certain New State Enterprises||Read CSI Report|
|118||Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program||Read CSI Report|
|EE||Taxes on Nicotine Products|
|Amendments||Title||CSI Research Efforts|
|76||Citizenship Qualification of Voters|
|77||Local Voter Approval of Casino Bet Limits and Games |
in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek
|B||Repeal of the Gallagher Amendment||Read CSI Report|
|C||Conduct of Charitable Gaming|
PROPOSITION 117 RESEARCH
Voter approval requirement for the creation of certain fee-based enterprises
AMENDMENT B RESEARCH
Repeal of the Gallagher Amendment
PROPOSITION 116 RESEARCH
State Income Tax Rate Reduction
PROPOSITION 118 RESEARCH
Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
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