Marijuana and tax questions dominate local Colorado ballots

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"I Voted" stickers at a polling station on the campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Nov. 6, 2012.

Many those have to do with marijuana -- whether to allow recreational marijuana at all, and if so, how to set sales taxes and store hours.

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The Colorado Municipal League, which follows local elections, counts around 20 separate ballot questions on recreational marijuana. This year is the first chance many communities have had to put pot questions on the ballot since Colorado's Amendment 64 legalizing recreational marijuana passed in 2o12. There may not be so many in future elections, said the League's Rachel Allen.

"I'm sure we'll still have issues with marijuana, but hopefully we'll have some clear direction on the particular issue of whether or not different communities are allowing it or prohibiting the retail marijuana," she says.

Other measures on many local ballots involve TABOR - Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights. It limits how state and local governments can raise taxes and borrow money, and when such questions can go before voters. Allen says nearly 30 Colorado cities and towns have TABOR issues on their ballots this year.

Here are some other measures on local ballots:

CPR's Jenny Brundin recently talked with Colorado Matters about a number of ballot initiatives about school funding. That story can be found here.