Coloradans voted their wallets when it came to ballot measures, rejecting amendments that would raise taxes and cripple our energy economy.
Ironically, these outcomes are in stark difference to voters’ selection for governor.
Jared Polis can now stop spending his own millions to get elected, and instead take our tax dollars to go on a wild, liberal spending spree.
But we angrily digress …
Here are the ballot measure results with 91 percent of counties reporting:
Amendment A: Prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime and thereby prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances.
Amendment V: Lower qualifying age to run for state legislature from 25 to 21.
Amendment X: Change the industrial hemp definition from a constitutional definition to a statutory definition.
Amendment Y: Take away responsibility from state legislature to redraw congressional districts, and give that power to a commission of citizens and party members.
Amendment Z: Change legislative reapportionment commission by expanding the commission to twelve members, two-thirds of which are party members?
Amendment 73: Increase taxes by $1.6 billion to spend on education.
Amendment 74: Require government to award just compensation to owners of private property when a government law or regulation reduces the fair market value of the property.
Amendment 75: Allows state candidates to accept five times the campaign donation for every $1 million someone like Jared Polis contributes to their own campaign.
Proposition 109: Issue bonds to pay for transportation projects.
Proposition 110: Tax increase of $766 million annually to pay for transportation projects.
Proposition 111: Reduces charges on payday loans to annual percentage rate of less than 36 percent.