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Vote YES on Proposition BB this November!

Never Politics Small

Voters across the state will soon be receiving their mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2015 election ballot measure. I know in my household we just got our ballots this week. The upcoming ballot measure is called Proposition BB, which asks voters can the state keep tax revenue generated from marijuana sales instead of returning the tax-money to the voters as mandated by Colorado state law through TABOR (the Tax Payers Bill of Rights.) According to the Denver Post: “Proposition BB asks voters for permission for the state to retain and spend $66.1 million of tax revenue that already was collected from retail marijuana sales.” Proposition BB does not raise taxes, it only authorizes the government to keep the tax revenue generated from cannabis sales instead of returning it to the tax payers for paltry tax refunds. I think that the money would be better served being kept in government coffers for schools instead of doling it back to tax payers in small amounts (tax rebates are estimated to be $8 per tax payer!)  If the government is allowed to keep the revenue, a lot of good can be done for Colorado schools. And we all know Colorado schools are underfunded to begin with. So, it’s a no-brainer easy call decision. Vote yes on Proposition BB!