September 28, 2022

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Colorado school funding measure won’t be on November ballot after supporters fail to gather enough signatures

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This story was originally published by Chalkbeat Colorado. More at chalkbeat.org.

Colorado voters won’t get to decide this November whether to forego a portion of future state tax refunds to better fund K-12 schools. 

Supporters of a ballot measure that would have dedicated an estimated $984 million in future income tax revenue to help school districts recruit and retain educators announced Monday that they had fallen short of the nearly 125,000 signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot this fall. 

Tracie Rainey of the Colorado School Finance Project said the failure was particularly frustrating because the measure had polled well and seemed to have a better chance of passing than previous attempts to increase school funding. 

“It’s unfortunate that the voters won’t be…

Erica Meltzer, Chalkbeat

2022-08-08 18:26:42

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