October 1, 2020

Common Sense Institute Releases 2020 Ballot Guide

Denver, CO – To help navigate the ballot, Common Sense Institute (CSI), a non-partisan research organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy has released the 2020 Ballot Guide. The Guide includes a series of studies and analysis examining ballot questions voters as well as podcasts and webinars.

“In just 10 days Colorado voters will receive their ballots and it’s one of the longest and most complex ballots in recent memory. Along with candidates and local issues, voters will also face eleven different statewide questions,” said CSI President and CEO Kristin Strohm.

“The impact of these measures is not without significance to our state. From a $1.3 billion tax for a state-run family leave program to a cut in the state income tax, the 2020 ballot will shape our economy for years to come,” continued Strohm. “Our goal is to cut through the political spin and provide voters with facts and in-depth analysis.”

Over the last several weeks, CSI has released a series of studies examining the economic impact of ballot measures on Colorado families and the state budget. Studies and analysis have been compiled in the 2020 Ballot Guide and include:

  • Proposition 116: State Income Tax Rate Reduction
  • Proposition 117: Voter Approval of New Fee Based Enterprises
  • Proposition 118: Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
  • Amendment B: Repeal of the Gallagher Amendment

“Wading through political ads and campaign mail can be a challenge,” continued Strohm. “We believe voters deserve answers to the questions surrounding these important issues: How will this proposal affect our economy? Will this measure impact my bottom line? Will this make doing business in Colorado more expensive? These are the factors we studied, and these are the answers we sought for our analysis.”

Download the 2020 Ballot Guide or view it online here.