FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2018
CONTACT: JD Key
Southern Colorado Says No to Amendment 73:
Action 22, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers Announce Opposition to Amendment 73 & Join a Growing List of NO votes
(Colorado Springs, CO) – Action 22 and Mayor John Suthers announced opposition to Amendment 73, joining a growing list of elected officials and organizations opposing the measure.
Amendment 73 will appear on the November ballot, and if passed, it would be the biggest tax increase in Colorado history – despite no guarantees of improved performance or increased teacher pay.
“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. “We all want to support our schools. We want to provide our students with a quality education. We want to pay our teachers more. Amendment 73 won’t do that. It’s a $1.6 billion blank check that will cost Coloradans jobs and make us less competitive.”
Action 22, an organization representing 22 Southern Colorado counties, a 36,530 square mile area of the state with well over a million citizens, also joined the list of opponents of Amendment, saying, “Action 22 stolidly 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. This does not represent the changes that are needed for our educational system. In addition, considering other tax increases currently being proposed, this BOD sees this tax increase as economically detrimental to the entire state with an opposite than intended effect for education.”
“The more people learn about Amendment 73, the more they oppose it,” said Dave Davia, Blank Check. Blatant Deception. Vote No on 73 Campaign Co-Chair and Executive Vice President and CEO of the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors.
To learn more about Amendment 73, visit www.noamendment73.com.
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