Amendment 66

Colorado voters gave a mixed reaction Tuesday on a pair of statewide tax increases. Voters didn’t want to tax themselves to pay for education, but were overwhelmingly willing to tax recreational marijuana to help rebuild schools.

2013 Election Results

This morning we bring you a rundown of local, regional and statewide election results. Click here for a detailed list of those races and the outcomes across the KVNF listening area.

Headlines

  • Republican Voters Turn Out in Higher Numbers So Far
  • Delta County Schools Superintendent Says Amendment 66 Would Help District
  • Arch Coal Reports Lower-than-Expected Losses for Third Quarter
  • US Rep. Scott Tipton Criticizes EPA on Proposed Fracking Regulations
  • Over $100,000 Flows Into Telluride Soda Tax Debate

About ten percent of Colorado’s registered voters have already cast ballots for the Nov. 5 election. So far Republicans have turned out in higher numbers.

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Here are the latest numbers for voter turnout in statewide elections so far. Have you voted yet?

Headlines:

  • Man Steals Monkey in Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Judge Considers Tossing Out Guilty Verdict for Man Charged with Threats
  • iSeeChange: Colorado Wildfires Greater Threat to Humans than animals
  • NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill & Melinda Gates Top Donor List for Pro-Amendment 66 Campaign
  • Ouray County to Receive Around $12 Million for Highway Projects

Headlines

  • Winner of the Trip to Fiji Contest Drawn at KVNF Annual Meeting
  • Paonia Voters to see Ballot Question on Sidewalks
  • Colorado US Senators ask to Delay Health Insurance Deadline
  • More Help Coming for Farmers and Ranchers on the Front Range after Flooding
  • KDNK's Ed Williams Speaks to Legislative Reporter Bente Birkeland about Amendment 66
  • Layoffs at Elk Creek Mine Could Challenge Local Economy, Delta County Schools

Headlines:

  • Colorado’s Health Exchange is generating complaints, too.
  • Front Range Floods Lead to Water and Irrigation Systems Damage
  • Amendment 66 Opponents Say Funds Would be used for Pensions
  • Delta County Hires Denver-Based Attorney for Ongoing Hen House Case
  • Ridgway Could Soon See Improved High-Speed Internet

A ballot question to raise Colorado income taxes to help improve public schools has survived a legal challenge. A Denver District Court Judge has ruled that the proposal can go before voters.

Headlines

  • Mesa County Sheriff and District Attorney Sound Off Against Proposed Budget Cuts
  • Opponents and Supporters of Telluride Soda Tax Step Up Campaigning Efforts
  • Elk Creek Mine Layoffs Likely to Hurt Local Economy
  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Petition Process for Amendment 66
  • Delta County Libraries Selected for Trial-Run of "Super Wifi" Technology

With just over three weeks until the election, the campaign asking Colorado voters to approve a $1 billion tax increase to pay for improvements to public schools are planning what they call a robust door-to-door operation.

Headlines

  • US District Court in Denver Preparing for Shutdown
  • State Study Details Impact of Regional Airports
  • Judge Limits Testimony of Forensic Pathologist in Case of Accused Palisade Mother
  • Campaign for School Funding Tax Increase Raises over $5 Million

Headlines 

  • State Lawmakers Won't Hold Special Session on Flood Recovery
  • Montrose and Hotchkiss Healthcare Exchange Offices Busy for Opening Days
  • Over 600 BLM Employees Furloughed after Government Shutdown
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Petition Signatures for School Funding Tax Proposal
  • "Neighbors, Strangers and Friends" Exhibit  on Display at Creamary Arts Center through 10/4/13