State Ballot Initiatives for the 2020 Cycle - Recommendations are Matthew's not those of CADA
Repeal Gallagher Amendment
Repeals the formula for collection of property taxes that has been in place since 1982: 55% commercial; 45% residential.
Shortens from 5 to 3 years the amount of time non-profits must wait to obtain a bingo license.
Citizenship of Qualified Voters
Prohibits the legislature from extending voting privileges to non-citizens or anyone under 18 years of age.
Local Approval of Casino Limits
Shifts authority over gambling limits from a statewide vote to a local vote.
Taxes on Nicotine Products
Triples the tax on cigarettes and vaping products, considering it a 'sin tax.' I fear the day the state considers a car a sin.
National Popular Vote Compact
Would reverse the legislature's decision to joint the NPV compact, and instead require that Colorado's electoral votes go to the winner of Colorado's election.
Re-introduction of Gray Wolves
Asks voters to mandate that the State ship in Gray Wolves to Colorado's wilderness. Gray wolves, of course, eat livestock.
Prohibit Abortions after 22 Weeks
Would prevent any abortions after 22 weeks.
State Income Tax Reduction
Would lower the state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%.
Voter Approval State Enterprises
Stops the state from end running TABOR and raising taxes by calling them "fees" for a state enterprise. Maybe the most important ballot measure in 2020!
Paid Family Medical Leave
Creates mandatory insurance program, funded by a payroll tax, to provide paid leave. Likely to run out of money by year 3, as structured. Creates new government office to oversee program. State will collect $1.34 billion/year in premiums.