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Letter: Amendment 71 a disaster

The popular view of Amendment 71 appeared to be that it curbed the power of the special interests. Nothing could be further from the truth. A huge increase in the difficulty of acquiring needed signatures combined with a 55 percent super majority to pass will all but completely eliminate amendments designed to limit the power of state government. How ironic that a freedom-loving public so carelessly discarded this vital freedom.

Like the freedom to pass Front Range growth proposals, or school impact fees designed to help with the huge school costs created by new homes who pay nothing for two to three years. These endeavors require statewide measures. You don’t really think politicians with their hands in developers’ pockets are going to pass something to help taxpayers? Or perhaps you took the word of John Hickenlooper or Wellington Webb, believing that they have your best interests at heart? They don’t. Happy Holidays.

Dan Hayes,




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