The billion dollar tax increase, backed by $10 million from primarily the teachers unions and out-of-state donors, went down hard tonight.

Opponents barely had two nickels to rub together.

Final results are still being tabulated but it’s all over but for the Fat Lady.

With results like these, it’s virtually impossible for backers of the tax increase to make up the gap.

It looks like big money can’t buy a recall in Colorado or a tax increase.

UPDATE: The Associated Press calls it: