October 20, 2016 — Links to posts concerning the 2016 ballot are made live when blog posts are posted.
Following is an index to the things on the 2016 Ballot in the part of Jefferson County Colorado, where I live. Note: all Amendments to our Constitution and Propositions are state-wide. The same philosophical approach of voting NO (against retention) applies across the state for judges (if you do not know whether their performance has demonstrated that they respect and follow the US and State Constitutions).
TO FIND BLOG POSTS ON SPECIFIC THINGS ON THE BALLOT
(see below or search the Table of Contents page of this website.
With your cursor hovering over the Table of Contents, left click, and then you can do a “word search” (Ctrl/f – and type in the text your are searching). Type in anything you wish to find that would be in titles of blog posts: “Amendment T” “Amendment 69” or anything else you are looking for. It will highlight those words or numbers throughout Table of Contents. Each blog post title links you to the specific blog post.
This blog post (0145) is being published now. More will be added to it as I launch posts about Amendments, Propositions, and Ballot Issues. So please check back later today or tomorrow. The plan is to have everything on the ballot where I live, represented in posts.
As new posts are published, links to each post connected with something on the ballot will be added below, for your convenience.
I will be voting NO on everything on my ballot
– and I spell out the reasons for my positions in the blogs linked below. There is nothing on the ballot this year that I believe will protect citizens. Without exception, they are sponsored by interests that stand to gain power over other people, or stand to gain financially. If passed, they will cause financial burdens and ruin for regular citizens. We all will be hurt by them. Read the specific blog pieces to see the reasoning behind my positions.
Exceptions: I have not studied the judges, so I am voting NO for now. See the blog 0154 about that position.
Thank you. Donna Jack
Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition
Amendment U: Exempt Certain Possessory Interests from Property Taxes
Amendment 70: State Minimum Wage
Amendment 71: Requirements for Constitutional Amendments
Amendment 72: Increase Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes
Proposition 106: Access to Medical Aid-in-Dying Medication (doctor-assisted suicide)
Proposition 107: Presidential Primary Elections
Proposition 108: Unaffiliated Voter Participation in Primary Elections
Retention of Judges
Ballot Issue 4A
Ballot Issue 4B
IN JEFFERSON COUNTY (COLORADO)
Ballot Issue 3B: Increase Jefferson county school district R-1’s taxes $72.y6 million annually – to provide students, teachers and staff with “a safe learning environment that prepares” the students for “college and the workforce”
Ballot Issue 4A: Increase fire protection district taxes $1.67 annually — additional property tax rate of up to 3.5 mills — and continuing thereafter
Ballot Issue 4B: A 14-year extension of 1% sales and use taxes going to the Denver Metropolitan Scientific and Cultural facilities district; and disregard permanently Article X of Section 20 of the Colorado constitution (TABOR – Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights). TABOR says they are to return what they collect above what they state they need. This will permanently give them permission to keep all over-taxation.