Initiative 22 would bring state dollars back to Estes schools

Full story: Estes Park Trail-Gazette

But, the combination of Amendment 23, the Gallagher Amendment, and the Taxpayers Bill of Rights , along with a complicated education funding formula, have had the unintentional result of preventing Colorado schools from keeping up with other states, educators say.
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you feeling the impact Hickey??? Oh that's right...You are getting Superintendent salary and drawing on your retirement at the same time!! Show your true colors and give back your salary to the district...
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The Colorado Democrats have never met an income tax increase they didn't love.(OK, not strictly true. I'm sure they would campaign against any tax increase to improve law enforcement, increase incarceration of criminals, or promote enforcement of immigration laws. But those are other stories.)

At any rate, this must be the thousandth gazillionth time the Democrats have tried to promote an income tax increase for some "cause". Supposing this passed? What then? How many more years before the "PROGRESSIVES" are back for more money for education because the previous ten thousand increases didn't improve educational outcomes? Two years? Five years?

Besides, as usual, this has nothing to do with education and everything to do with trying to implement a graduated income tax like California and the other rapidly bankrupting states have had for decades. Just another step away from powerhouse economic policies of states like Texas and another step closer to bankrupt states like California and Illinois.
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Are wrote:
you feeling the impact Hickey??? Oh that's right...You are getting Superintendent salary and drawing on your retirement at the same time!! Show your true colors and give back your salary to the district...
pulling in at least $200,000.00 this year alone
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Asok Asus wrote:
The Colorado Democrats have never met an income tax increase they didn't love.(OK, not strictly true. I'm sure they would campaign against any tax increase to improve law enforcement, increase incarceration of criminals, or promote enforcement of immigration laws. But those are other stories.)
At any rate, this must be the thousandth gazillionth time the Democrats have tried to promote an income tax increase for some "cause". Supposing this passed? What then? How many more years before the "PROGRESSIVES" are back for more money for education because the previous ten thousand increases didn't improve educational outcomes? Two years? Five years?
Besides, as usual, this has nothing to do with education and everything to do with trying to implement a graduated income tax like California and the other rapidly bankrupting states have had for decades. Just another step away from powerhouse economic policies of states like Texas and another step closer to bankrupt states like California and Illinois.
throw money at the problem. Tax increase or not the TCAP scores, staff retention, student enrollment, etc. have steadily declined uner the past 2 superintendents. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.
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Aug 22, 2013
 
Schools have enough money. Problem is teachers and their unions want more for themselves!

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