Voters across Colorado received their ballots last week and have until shortly before Election Day, Nov. 4, 2014, to return them.

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From gambling to abortion to genetically modified foods, some big issues await Colorado voters on their ballots this year. CPR has is covering both the policies at stake and the money being spent on them.

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AMENDMENT 67 - Definition of Person and Child

What it says:

Amendment 67 creates a constitutional provision stating that the terms 'person' and 'child' in the Colorado Criminal Code and the state wrongful death statutes must include unborn human beings. The measure does not define the term 'unborn human beings.' (From the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet)
 
The money behind it (as of Oct. 14): 
 
A Voice for Brady (supporters)
  • Raised = $23,264.76 ($2,285 monetary contributions, $20,979.76 non-monetary contributions)
  • Spent = $82,541.36 ($1,339.73 monetary expenses, $81,201.63 non-monetary expenditures)
 
No on Personhood (opponents)
  • Raised = $1,896,752.74
  • Spent = $1,741,616.32

More coverage: 
Colorado's personhood amendment more ambiguous than partisans say (10/15/14)

AMENDMENT 68 - Horse Racetrack Casino Gambling
What it says:
Amendment 68 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to: permit casino gambling at horse racetracks in Arapahoe, Mesa, and Pueblo counties, limited to one racetrack in each county; and distribute new casino gambling tax revenue to K-12 public schools. (From the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet)
 

The money behind it (as of Oct. 14): 

Coloradans for Better Schools (supporters)

  • Raised = 18,694,428.69 ($18,301,540 monetary contributions, $392,888.69 non-monetary contributions)
  • Spent = $17,743,872.32

Don't Turn Racetracks into Casinos (opponents)

  • Raised = $16,210,634.10
  • Spent = $15,544,563.02

More coverage: 
Colorado ballot is chockfull of education issues; here's what you need to know (10/14/14)

PROPOSITION 104

What it says:

Proposition 104 proposes amending the Colorado  statutes to require that local school boards or their representatives negotiate collective bargaining agreements in open meetings. (From the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet)

The money behind it (as of Oct. 14): 

Sunshine on Government (supporters)

  • Raised = $308,088.90 ($20,400 monetary contributions, $287,688.90 non-monetary contributions)
  • Spent = $15,000.00

Local Schools, Local Choices (opponents)

  • Raised = $64,500.00
  • Spent = $52,131.03

More coverage: 
Colorado ballot is chockfull of education issues; here's what you need to know (10/14/14)

PROPOSITION 105 - Labeling Genetically Modified Food

What it says:

Proposition 105 proposes amending the Colorado statutes to: require foods that are genetically modified or produced with genetic engineering to include the words "Produced With Genetic Engineering" on the label or container, with certain exceptions; apply existing food mislabeling penalties in state law to a food manufacturer, distributor, or retailer for failing to comply with the labeling requirements; prohibit a person from bringing legal action against a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer for failing to comply with the labeling requirements; and require the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to develop regulations and oversee the labeling requirements. (From the 2014 State Ballot Information Booklet)

The money behind it (as of Oct. 14): 

Right to Know Colorado (supporters)

  • Raised = $459,150.68 ($455,474.65 monetary contributions, $3,676.03 non-monetary contributions)
  • Spent = $427,253.19

No on 105 Coalition (opponents)

  • Raised = $11,291,441.38 ($11,241,353.00 monetary contributions, $50,088.38 non-monetary contributions)
  • Spent = $7,168,093.14

More coverage: 
Colorado's GMO labeling ballot initiative: The cases for and against (10/20/14)