Last month, Kerrie Dallman, the president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA), took to Twitter to trash Hickenlooper for hiding on the tax increase after he signed the bill that spent the money raised by the tax increase.
Today, conservative group Compass Colorado joined the president of the largest teachers union in the state to demand Governor Hickenlooper get out from behind the bushes and take a position on the tax increase tentatively known as Initiative 22.
It’s not often, in fact rather rare, that a group like Compass would find any area of agreement with the CEA.
To say Compass and the CEA are mortal political enemies about sums it up.
If we were to guess, we’d say the political press corps would join this call too if they were able to. We can’t imagine they like being given the runaround by the governor either.
Check the full Compass Colorado release after the jump:
COMPASS COLORADO JOINS CEA PRESIDENT KERRIE DALLMAN IN DEMANDING A POSITION ON THE BILLION DOLLAR TAX INCREASE FROM GOVERNOR HICKENLOOPER
Posted on July 3, 2013
DENVER – In a rare moment of agreement, Compass Colorado stands with Colorado Education Association President Kerrie Dallman in demanding to know Governor Hickenlooper’s position on the billion dollar tax increase known as Initiative 22.
Dallman publicly demanded a position from the governor several times in recent weeks, and news of her organization’s $250,000 donation to the ballot initiative campaign further magnifies the governor’s silence.
“When the largest teachers union in Colorado donates a quarter million dollars to the tax increase effort, it should serve as a strong signal that it’s time for the governor to make up his mind,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado.
Maher continued: “We join CEA President Kerrie Dallman in demanding to know where Governor Hickenlooper stands on this billion dollar tax increase.”
- CEA donates $250,000 to Initiative 22 (“CEA antes up for K-12 tax proposal campaign” – Ed News Colorado, July 2, 2013)
- CEA President Kerrie Dallman demands to know Gov. Hickenlooper’s position (Twitter, June 14, 2013)
- Hickenlooper’s continued silence on the tax increase (“Hick waiting before bestowing blessing” – Colorado Statesman, June 27, 2013)