The measure would raise $1.6 million by increasing income taxes on top earners.
Polis wants to shield the state’s residents from the impacts of growth, plans to control health care costs and to enhance safety around oil and gas drilling rigs.
“If our tax increase doesn’t pass, we’re probably going to have to look at a four-day week” for county services, one commissioner says.
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The ballot initiative could bring in tens of millions of dollars a year to help people with mental health and substance disorder issues.
The 2 cent-per-ounce tax was approved in 2016 and is estimated to bring in $1.4 million more in its first year than expected.
The different gaming factions in Colorado have not played nice in the past.
Aspen City Council passed the ordinance in 2011, banning the use of plastic bags and requiring grocers to charge $0.20 for paper bags.
Lawmakers voted to increase the state’s reserves to 7.25 percent of general fund spending, or an estimated $730 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
March usually brings a big seasonal bump in recreational marijuana sales to Colorado.