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Yes on Proposition CC

Oct 11, 2019

Unfortunately, Proposition CC failed with 46% support, 54% opposition. 

Voting Yes on Proposition CC means Colorado can devote more resources, without raising tax rates, to:

  • attracting and keeping quality K-12 teachers, and improving technology in the classroom;
  • repairing roads, fixing bridges, and providing transit alternatives;
  • making our community colleges, trade schools, and universities more affordable; and
  • improving our economy by making these investments to help all Coloradans.

Prop CC. asks Colorado voters to remove TABOR's arbitrary government spending limits, which restrict our ability to address the needs of our rapidly growing state. Following the requirements of TABOR, it asks the voters to invest tax revenue above these spending limits just as has been done locally by more than 80% of cities, counties, and school districts.  CC requires annual independent audits to ensure this funding is spent for education and transportation according to the law.

Check out the Bell Policy Center's video for more information on how Prop. CC works.

How Proposition CC Benefits Nonprofit Organizations

  • Strengthens Colorado's primary schools and higher education institutions to support the growing nonprofit workforce.
  • Invests more in K-12 schools to help families become more self-sufficient, which is likely to reduce demand for nonprofits' services.
  • Makes commuting easier for nonprofit employees and the people they serve.
  • Devoting more resources to education and transportation could free up budget dollars for other programs that support the work of nonprofits or populations they serve.

How Proposition CC Helps Colorado

  • Provides additional funding to K-12 schools. Colorado spends $2,703 less per student than the national average, and teachers make 40% less than the average salary in the state. 
  • Invests more in transportation, Coloradans pay an average of $580 per year in car repairs. 25% of roads across the state are rated in "poor" condition  and Colorado ranks 47th in the quality of rural roads and bridges.
  • Helps make higher education affordable. Students currently pay two-thirds of the costs of attending Colorado’s colleges and universities compared to one-third in 2000.