This fall Colorado voters will decide on a trio of measures that would cut taxes and fees and ban the state from borrowing money. And while the initiatives are being debated as a group, each one separately would have a host of different implications. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland is breaking down each of the amendments for us, starting with Amendment 60.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

One Response to Amendment 60 Overview

  1. Mary Heimerman says:

    And where do they thing the “state” gets the money to run anything? The base purpose of this bill would stop everything except education for a year, and then it would all have to be refunded again. Our local taxes might go down, but probably now, and our state taxes would have to go back up – past current levels to fun the additional billions. STUPID.
    Once again someone has tacked all kinds of junk together to “make government behave” like we didn’t all vote on the measures. Like it’s a big baby that needs spanked.

News

August 31, 2015 | NPR · Over the weekend, police arrested a man whom they have not charged. Police, however, gave themselves the $84,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.
 

NBC via Getty Images
August 31, 2015 | NPR · Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.
 

August 31, 2015 | NPR · Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It’ll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.
 

Arts & Life

NBC via Getty Images
August 31, 2015 | NPR · Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.
 

NPR
August 30, 2015 | NPR · The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
 

Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.
August 30, 2015 | NPR · Award-winning aviator Patty Wagstaff tackles the extreme, but she was inspired by a simple takeoff gone wrong. Crawling out of the plane, she looked at her pilot and thought, “I can do a lot better.”
 

Music

Youtube
August 31, 2015 | NPR · A Texas band demands freakiness in its new video. Resistance proves futile.
 

YouTube
August 31, 2015 | NPR · You are a werewolf. You are a cop. You ride a motorcycle. You need a bottle of cheap Canadian whiskey and a soundtrack that howls at the moon. You need Shooting Guns.
 

AFP/Getty Images
August 31, 2015 | NPR · Five tunes from West Africa, India and Mexico (by way of Brooklyn) to round out your summer.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab