A broad sector of local leaders met with Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday over lunch at Sam & Louie's in downtown Sterling.
Representatives from the city of Sterling, Logan County, several local school districts, business and agriculture were present for the discussion, much of which centered on school funding.
Superintendent Rob Sanders, who helped author the school funding amendment on the November ballot, pressed Hickenlooper to endorse the initiative. The governor said he hasn't made up his mind whether to support Amendment 73 yet, but he doesn't think it has a hope of passing.
Hickenlooper said he believes voters will view the amendment as too big of a tax increase that will hurt the economy. "I think you guys sold out the business community," he said.
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