|Progressive 15 takes positions on ballot issues at fall conf.|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
During the 2013 fall conference in Sterling Oct. 10-11, the Progressive 15 Board of Directors took the following positions: oppose Amendment 66, support Initiative AA and support efforts of Limon to develop a foreign-trade zone.
Progressive 15 is a strong supporter of K-12 education in the state; however, Amendment 66 has some inherent flaws that the organization was not able to support. The two-tiered taxing system creates an uneven support system, there appears to be little accountability or flexibility in the bill, and the bill becomes a part of the constitution superseding the TABOR Amendment protection.
Progressive 15 encourages all parties to continue to work on a workable solution for funding of not only K-12 but also higher education.
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