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Elections 2018 – Colorado Voters to Decide on Competing Transportation Measures

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There are two separate state-wide ballot measures on the November ballot concerning transportation: Propositions 109 and 110.

 

 

We host a debate between proponents of 109: Kim Monson, Former City Councilwoman, Lone Tree, Colorado Former President, Alliance of Professional Women, Entrepreneur, Radio show Co-host The Americhicks-Molly Vogt & Kim Monson radio show, americhicks.com, and proponents of 110: Elise Jones, Boulder County Commissioner, David Driscoll, board chair for Commuting Solutions.

Ballot language 109:

Shall state debt be increased $3,500,000,000, with a maximum repayment cost of $5,200,000,000, without raising taxes or fees, by a change to the Colorado revised statutes requiring the issuance of transportation revenue anticipation notes, and, in connection therewith, note proceeds shall be retained as a voter-approved revenue change and used exclusively to fund specified road and bridge expansion, construction, maintenance, and repair projects throughout the state?

Ballot language 110:

Shall state taxes be increased $766,700,000 annually for a twenty-year period, and state debt shall be increased $6,000,000,000 with a maximum repayment cost of $9,400,000,000, to pay for state and local transportation projects, and, in connection therewith, changing the Colorado revised statutes to: 1) increase the state sales and use tax rate by 0.62% beginning January 1, 2019; requiring 45% of the new revenue to fund state transportation safety, maintenance, and congestion related projects, 40% to fund municipal and county transportation projects, and 15% to fund multimodal transportation projects, including bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure; 2) authorize the issuance of additional transportation revenue anticipation notes to fund priority state transportation maintenance and construction projects, including multimodal capital projects; and 3) provide that all revenue resulting from the tax rate increase and proceeds from issuance of revenue anticipation notes are voter-approved revenue changes exempt from any state or local revenue, spending, or other limitations in law?