October 25, 2021

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Increasing the marijuana sales tax to fund after-school care would be a mistake. Vote no on Prop. 119

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Proposition 119 will fund before- and after-school care for low-income children in Colorado by imposing an additional 5% sales tax on marijuana and taking some money that would otherwise go to an investment trust used for traditional education funding.

State Sen. Rhonda Fields and former state Sen. Mike Johnston make a compelling argument that the state should step up and help struggling families afford high-quality tutoring and care for children during the working hours when kids are not in school.

However, the proposal has a major flaw – it doesn’t actually identify the high-quality tutoring and programming for kids that would receive approximately $137 million. Proposition 119 would set up a public board similar to other boards in the state with appointed members to oversee…

The Denver Post Editorial Board

2021-10-14 09:31:24

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