Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Voters suspend TABOR in Colorado

In news that has important implications for Wisconsin, Colorado voters yesterday voted to allow the suspention of their strict budgetary caps to allow increased spending. Higher education will gain a large share of this money, as the public universities in Colorado took deep cuts in the decade since this amendment passed.

Even the Republican governor endorsed this yes vote!

Let us hope that this vote in Colorado will help bring our own legislators to their senses about automatic caps and freezes.

Colorado voters give up billions in tax refunds - Politics - MSNBC.com

2 comments:

Jut Mitchell said...

I haven't had a chance to go back through all of the campaign material, but wasn't TABOR one of Greg Underheim's main campaign points this past year?

Lake Winneblogo said...

I don't really remember. Underheim has been consistently anti-education on all levels, so I imagine he embraced TABOR.

Let's hope there will be some shifting of the political winds during the next election cycle!