It’s election season in Colorado, and ballots for the 2021 election are due today - that’s today, Tuesday, November 2. KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods has a run down on the questions and races being posed to voters right here in Southwest Colorado.
Proposition 119 would raise taxes on marijuana sales by 5% over the next three years. Nonpartisan analysts at the Capitol say the Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program – or LEAP for short – would net more than $100 million for the program during the next fiscal year.
Chris Brown, a non-partisan researcher who has spent many hours examining the economic effects of Prop. 120, jokes it would probably take more than a single beer to explain all the nuances of the initiative to the average voter.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s office says less than eleven percent of voters have returned their ballots with about a week left in this year’s election; The Attorney General’s Office in Utah is looking for help in suing the Biden administration over its decision to restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.
Calling it a "watershed moment," the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday unanimously approved new congressional district boundaries for Colorado that were drawn for the first time by an independent commission instead of the state legislature.