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August 2015 Update: The LWV supports statewide Proposition BB, Retain Marijuana Taxes, on the November ballot. Proposition BB if approved would allow the state to spend the excise and sales tax revenue collected on retail marijuana in budget year 2014-2015 rather than refund it to taxpayers. Voters have already overwhelmingly approved the taxes in approving the constitutional amendment that legalized recreational marijana. The tax dollars are to be used to regulate the industry, and regulation has added costs in both law enforcement and in the Department of Revenue. The first $40 million of taxes collected are to be used for public school capital construction. Please vote 'yes' on BB in November.
GENERAL ELECTION - November 3, 2015
Information will be posted here as it becomes available.
2015 Candidate Forums, co-sponsored by LWVBC and the municipalities:
Louisville City Council Candidate Forum: Thursday evening, Oct 1st, 2015, from 7pm to 8:30pm in the council chambers. Broadcast on Louisville channel 8 and repeated thereafter.
Lafayette City Council Candidate Forum: Thursday evening, Oct 8th, 2015, in the council chambers. Broadcast on Lafayette channel 8 and repeated thereafter.
Boulder City Council Candidate Forum: Saturday morning, Oct 10th, 2015, from 10am to 11:30am, in the council chambers. Broadcast on Boulder channel 8 and repeated thereafter.
Ballot Issues: Descriptions and Pro/Con Statements for our Local and State Ballot Issues Addressed by the League will be available in September
Read our new statewide study An Overview of Colorado's Behavioral Health System (August 2015). The report provides an excellent introduction to issues, definitions, resources and data about mental illness and substance abuse in Colorado.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM is a priority for League members nationwide.
Read about the work of our Campaign Finance Reform Team in Boulder County.
Listen to the KGNU interview of our Team members.
Explore our Toolkit and enjoy what you find there--watch our slide show and read our brochure and other material.
League members: report your League's work towards campaign finance reform and read the reports from other Leagues.
Our topic in February was TABOR in 2015--possible refund, and the lawsuit.
If you missed the presentations, or want to review them again, you can download slides here -
THE COLORADO CONUNDRUM, presentation by economist Chris Stiffler of the Colorado Fiscal Institute.
THE TABOR CASE (Kerr v. Hickenlooper), by David Skaggs of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.
In this second video you can watch League members in action throughout the United States . . .
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Last revised: September 2, 2015 16:07 PDT.