Voters can amend their state's constitution: Think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.
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Backers of Amendment 71 say it's too easy to change Colorado's constitution; opponents say amendments are the only way for citizens to make changes lawmakers won't.
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On the 2016 ballot: Amendment 70 would raise Colorado's minimum wage from its current level of $8.31/hr to $12/hr by 2020.
On the 2016 ballot: Amendment T would amend the state constitution to remove an exception to the prohibition of slavery.
On the 2016 ballot: Amendment 72 would more than triple the tax on a pack of cigarettes, from $0.84 a pack to $2.59. Taxes on other tobacco products would also rise.
Will voters sharply raise the state’s tobacco tax? The money involved is more than just the $1.75 that would be added to a pack of smokes.