Tax hike? Would love to talk, but — gotta go!
Source: CO Watchdog
Could Coloradans be facing another attempt at a statewide tax hike?
That’s the question the Colorado News Agency raised a couple of months ago when it reported on a series of TV ads that hit the airwaves on Denver-area stations over the summer.
The commercials, bemoaning the level of funding for Colorado public schools, and a companion website anchoring a new campaign called Colorado Commits, had the look and feel of a political pitch. Except, there was no actual reference to any ballot proposal.
Even the website’s “Make The Pledge” button stopped short of seeking donations or asking voters to sign a ballot petition. It simply asked for contact info from site visitors who agreed to, “support… Increased funding for K-12 to make Colorado competitive with our neighboring states.”
So, Colorado News Agency reporter Sunana Batra, who covers the State Capitol, tracked down the campaign’s backers and tried to get them to tie up the obvious loose end.