I am going to repeat this post for everyone coming to my blog after this series of posts: Every election year, I spend a lot of time researching the localballot issues. But I almost never share that research with anyoneexcept for my wife. I figured that I need to start sharing my hard workwith others,… Read More »
This probably won’t be a surprise, but I’ll be voting (and recommend everyone votes) a straight Democratic ticket: Governor: Bill RitterCongress (CD6): Bill WinterSecretary of State: Ken GordonState Treasurer: Cary KennedyAttorney General: Fern O’BrienCU Regent: Stephen LudwigState Senate: Shelly TokerudState Representative: Allen DreherDouglas Co. Commisioner: Jerri HillDouglas Co. Clerk & Recorder: Barbara HoranDouglas Co. Treasurer:… Read More »
Another result of this year’s special session on immigration, this referndum would have the State of Colorado sue Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, asking that Gonzales start enforcing the current federal immigration laws. This lawsuit will almost definitely go nowhere, but it will increase public awareness of the fact that the federal government is not doing… Read More »
Referendum I is the spiritual opposite of the horrid Amendment 43. Referendum I would legally recognize civil unions in Colorado, regardless of the gender of the members of the civil union. Voting for this amendment should be a no-brainer. It’s the only fair thing to do.YES!
Referendum H is a response to the special session on immigration that Bill Owens called this summer. The result of the special session was to target the cause of illegal immigration, not the illegal immigrants themselves. Since most people come to our country illegally seeking jobs, that means the root cause are the employers who… Read More »
Referendum G is another housekeeping referendum. It proposes cleaning up obsolete language from the constitution, and elminiating gender-specific terms in the constitution. This is all necessary and uneventful.YES!
Referendum F is a housekeeping referendum to change/remove deadlines for recall petitions. In a way, it’s antithetical to Amendment 38. This Referndum allows more time to protest signatures on petitions, get signatures to replace invalidated signatures, and holding recall elections. It makes the recall process more flexible, which is a good thing (IMO).YES!
Referendum E is a tough one. My first instinct would be to vote for it, since it provides disabled veterans with a tax break for their primary residence. But after digging into the details of the Referendum, I have to vote against it. First of all, there’s no financial qualifications. Someone making $100 billion a… Read More »
Amendment 43 is very straight-forward: it legalizes possession of an ounce of marijuana for adults. Adults cannot sell it, cannot consume it in public, nor can they drive while under the influence. And anyone under the age of 21 cannot legally possess marijuana. This is another well-thought out, balanced proposal. I say:YES!
This is a hate-filled proposed Amendment. Every single person in Colorado should vote:NO!