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Casino expansion proposal
October 23, 2014
Poll has good news for casino opponents, open meetings backers
Most voters surveyed in a new poll oppose Amendment 68, the slots-for-schools ballot measure, but strongly support Proposition 104, which would require school district/union contract…
October 14, 2014
An education voter’s guide to the 2014 election
The future direction of state education policy, a proposed "six tax" for school funding, district construction and operating budgets and seats on two education boards are all at stake in Colorado's 2014 election.
September 29, 2014
School boards group opposes two education ballot measures; defeats anti-PARCC resolution
Members of the Colorado Association of School Boards have voted to formally oppose Amendment 68 and Proposition 104, the two education-related measures on the Nov.
September 17, 2014
Poll: Voters cool on A68; like open negotiations
Only a third of Colorado voters polled in a new survey support Amendment 68, the proposed expansion of casino gambling that would earmark some revenues for schools. A majority of those surveyed do support Proposition 104, the ballot measure that would require district contract negotiations to be held in public.
September 16, 2014
School executives association neutral on casino gambling; opposes open negotiations measure
The Colorado Association of School Executives, the advocacy group that represents school administrators statewide, has decided to take a neutral position on Amendment 68, the…
August 22, 2014
War of words ratchets up in casino expansion campaign
The launch of five video ads by supporters of Amendment 68 has kicked off the 10-week media battle over expansion of casino gambling in exchange for providing extra funding to the state’s schools.
July 28, 2014
Casino expansion initiative makes the ballot
Colorado voters will get to decide if they want a full-scale casino in the Denver suburbs – which backers say would raise millions in supplemental funding…
Gambling on K-12 funding
July 22, 2014
“Sin taxes” an unsteady revenue source for education
Lower-than-expected marijuana tax collections are just the most recent example of education’s disappointing experience with taxes on things like gambling and drugs to help fund schools.
Here we go again
July 14, 2014
Casino backers say they’ve got the signatures to advance school funding measure
Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to expand casino gambling announced Monday they’ve gathered well more than the required number of signatures to put the plan on the Nov. 4 ballot. A percentage of the projected gaming revenues would go to K-12 education.
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