Is Colorado the new litmus test for education funding?

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Friday, November 8, 2013

The political thumping Colorado voters gave an income tax hike to pay for education left many, including me, stunned.

I’ll cop upfront to not having read a single advance or exit poll. I based my predictions of victory on the proposal’s strong merit.

The education initiative, Amendment 66, would have revised the Colorado constitution to allow a nearly billion-dollar increase in state income taxes, money that would have bolstered considerably the state’s per-student spending on public schools.

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