ARVADA, Colo. — The presidential race is important. The U.S. Senate race is important. But because Washington is so gridlocked, there is a good chance not much will be done regardless of who wins.
Woods: Against changing TABOR (Good)
Zenzinger: Supports some changes, like hospital provider fee (Bad)
A different occurrence might unfold in Colorado if Democrats have their way in Senate District 19, a district made up mostly of Arvada.
Currently, Republicans hold a one-seat majority in the Colorado State Senate. Those Republicans often find themselves stopping legislation that the Democratic House and the Democratic governor want to pass.
On the front lines in the Republican fight to defend the Senate is Republican incumbent Laura Woods.
“Industry and business want the Senate to remain in Republican hands,” Woods said as she knocked on doors Wednesday. Continue reading
Published: September 8, 2016; Last modified: September 8, 2016 10:24PM
The people involved with a grassroots effort in Pueblo West to build a new swimming facility hope they will have positive impact on this November’s ballot issue, helping local residents understand the issue and get it passed.
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District Board of Directors just approved the language for a November ballot issue in which the District will ask for a “TABOR timeout.”
In doing so, that money for the next 10 years would be used solely for the Pueblo West swimming pool.
The grassroots effort now has more than 100 people behind it, local folks who are rallying for a new swimming facility to be built in Pueblo West to replace the very aged one currently in use.
“That pool was built 40 years ago when our population in Pueblo West was 1,500 people.
“Now it’s 30,000 and it’s time to bring our facilities into this century,” said Grant Shay, a local resident who has helped get the efforts going in the community.
TABOR allows you a voice on saying yes or no on paying higher taxes.
It’s a good thing….
My wife and I have lived in Pueblo West for nearly seven years.
We bought property and built a new home here because of the rural feel, the privacy, the huge vistas and to escape the many downfalls of the city of Pueblo.
Not the least of which was the ceaseless badgering by city council and other government entities for more money for pet projects.
Ballot tax initiatives were repeated ad nauseum due to a refusal to take no for an answer. We grew weary of the arrogance associated with that mindset and having to repeatedly fend off the never ending assaults on our wallets.
Recently, we have witnessed an increase in efforts of this ilk here in Pueblo West. Continue reading