Colorado ballot may be busy
COLORADO ” Summary of some of the possible Nov. ballot measures
– Asking voters to end a 30-year-old, $300 million-a-year state tax break for oil and gas companies. Pending approval.
– A plan known as the “Savings Account for Education” that would ask voters to let the state keep surplus refunds under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, to invest in the State Education Fund and create a rainy day fund. Pending approval.
– Amendment 46, prohibiting discrimination and preferential treatment on the basis of sex, color, race, ethnicity, or national origin by the state, including state colleges and universities.
– Amendment 47, stipulating that joining a union or paying union fees could not be a condition of employment.
– Amendment 48, defining a fertilized human egg as a person ” a move some hope could neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.
– Amendment 49, limiting public payroll union deductions.
– Referendum O, a referred measure from the Colorado Legislature that would make it tougher for citizens to put initiatives on the ballot.