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A committed group of business associations, advocacy organizations, and individuals have formed a powerful coalition opposed to Amendment 73.  

 

THE COALITION INCLUDES: Colorado Bankers Association, Colorado Restaurant Association, Associated General Contractors, Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, Colorado Association of Realtors, Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Competitive Council, Ready Colorado, Independence Institute, Colorado Rising Action, Colorado Farm Bureau, Americans for Prosperity, Building Jobs4Colorado, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

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CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS: 

Dave Davia, Executive Vice President & CEO at Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors

 

Katie Kruger, CEO of the Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors

 

Luke Ragland, President, Ready Colorado

When other states enacted tax increases this large, companies relocated jobs and headquarters to other states.

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VOTE NO 73 QUOTABLES: Community Leaders Unite Against 73

Action22 solidly supports any additional education funds going directly to classrooms and increase in teacher pay. There is no indication this amendment would accomplish that. The lack of accountability in the initiative could instead exacerbate the current system of disproportionately high administrative costs. ”

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Amendment 73 is bad for business, bad for taxpayers, bad for our first responders, and will not guarantee any improvement in our education system,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.”

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We support our public schools, but Amendment 73 is not the answer,” said David May, President and CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. “The measure is deeply flawed and full of unintended consequences that are detrimental to our economy and our competitive business climate.”

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Colorado’s Newspapers Agree: Vote No on 73

Amendment 73 is a sizeable and complicated tax increase that would be added to the state Constitution where it would be difficult to fix should it not work as proponents intend it to. ”

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Colorado schools need additional money, but how much and where it should come from are worthy of detailed conversations, not a complex ballot measure and certainly not one placed in the constitution. The organizers of Amendment 73 should surface after election day to explain their thinking. In the meantime, we vote NO on Amendment 73.”

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Turns out, these tax increase proposals are worse than we thought. Imagine young executives and business owners contemplating their futures in Colorado. When they hear of a 78 percent tax hike, they will likely pass on our state in favor of locations that do not overtax success.”

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…Amendment 73 upends much of the current system for funding schools, however faulty, to impose techniques to collect significantly more money for pre-K-12 in the state. And some of the changes would go into the state’s constitution, where modifications – additions, reductions or eliminations – are very difficult to unmake.”

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No on Amendment 73 Key Leaders | Dedicated to Colorado
| Forty-One Organizations Strong & Growing

Action 22

American Subcontractors Association of Colorado

Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter

Associated General Contractors of Colorado

Building Jobs4Colorado

Colorado Association of Home Builders

Colorado Association of Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors

Colorado Association of Realtors

Colorado Bankers Association

Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Colorado Competitive Council

Colorado Concern

Colorado Counties Inc.

Colorado Farm Bureau

Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association

Colorado Rising Action

Colorado Restaurant Association

Colorado Union of Taxpayers

Colorado Women's Alliance

Colorado Women's Chamber

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Denver Metro Commercial Association of Realtors ®

Denver South Economic Development Partnership

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners

Douglas County Business Alliance

Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce

Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

Homebuilders Association

Independence Institute

Jefferson County Business Lobby

Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.

Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Mechanical Contractors Association of Colorado

National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau, Colorado Chapter

One NOCO

ReadyCO

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors North America

South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

Special District Association of Colorado

Rocky Mountain Chapter National Electrical Contractors Association

Upstate Colorado Economic Development

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