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Amendement 51 rejected

Posted in Politics, Support services by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on November 5, 2008

Sometime ago I asked the question “Would you pay more tax to help disabled?” in relation to Colorado’s proposed sales tax increase to fund disability services.

For Coloradans it seems the answer was ultimately “no”. This report in the gloriously named Steamboat Pilot & Today states that they voted against Amendment 51 by ratio of nearly 2-to-1.

The report blames economic conditions for the result.

    “The economy was the issue,” said Marjio Rymer of ARC of Colorado and chairwoman of the coalition to End the Developmental Disability Wait List. “We couldn’t have predicted the fall of the world economy, but we will be back.”

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