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2021 Election: Voters reject statewide tax increases while Mancos voters approve local increases for Fire District funding.

Ballot at City Council in Cortez.jpg
Sofia Stuart-Rasi
One of a number of local election drop boxes ... this one at Cortez City Hall.

Colorado voters soundly rejected all three of the statewide questions on their ballots during Tuesday's election.

The results stung the most for conservative activists who spent millions of dollars trying to convince voters to pass Amendment 78 and Proposition 120, which together would have stripped some power from Governor Jared Polis and permanently cut property taxes.

Voters also opposed proposition 119 that sought to raise taxes on marijuana sales to pay for after school tutoring programs.

As for early ballot unofficial results in Montezuma and Dolores county, Mancos Fire Protection District mill levy and mill levy adjustment measures are leading towards approval.

And Ed Rice is leading in Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District E against Tammy Hooten.

In Dolores RE-4A district board elections Lori Raney and Casey McClellan are leading for the two open seats.

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