Indy's 2018 general election endorsements

Amendment 73

Here's the deal: The state needs more money for education. Supporters of Amendment 73 want to increase the corporate income tax from 4.63 percent to 6 percent. That would bring in $88.5 million the first year and $179.8 million the second.

In addition, people earning more than $150,000 annually would see their income taxes rise too, as the goal is to move from a single flat tax to brackets based on income.

While we support better funding for education, this isn't a great idea. It's bad for families and not great for job growth. Plus it adds yet another amendment controlling taxes to the crowded state constitution — one that will inevitably interfere with other controls and lead to unintended consequences.

The state needs more education funding. But what it needs more is a solution to the fiscal morass created by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, the Gallagher Amendment and Amendment 23, the perfect storm already holding the state's fiscal well-being hostage to special interests. Let's solve those, and stop trying piecemeal solutions.

Vote: NO

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Don't be deceived

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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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