Vote Yes on Amendment 73

Vote Yes on Amendment 73

Great Schools Thriving Communities October 1, 2018


  • Every student has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential and to participate meaningfully in the civic and economic life of the community
  • The Colorado way of life provides every student the chance to succeed regardless of their zip code or their learning needs
  • Quality public education develops a competitive workforce that will drive a vibrant Colorado economy for decades to come


  • Colorado is experiencing a teacher shortage crisis — 95% of teachers in rural districts don’t make enough salary to meet the cost of living
  • Colorado ranks #2 in return on educational investment, but we don’t invest enough to eliminate our achievement gaps
  • Colorado’s investment in education is lagging behind other states. We rank near the bottom in personal income invested in education
  • Education funding has not recovered from the recession:  In the 2017-18 school year alone, Colorado schools were underfunded by nearly $830 million


Great Schools, Thriving Communities builds on the successes of Colorado’s public schools by:

  • Expanding educational opportunities for our students to prepare them for success in college, career and life
  • Preparing a qualified workforce for decades to come
  • Ensuring that Colorado’s economic prosperity is shared with every community from corner-to-corner

We will achieve this by:

  • Creating a Quality Public Education Fund financed through higher taxes on higher incomes above $150,000 and on “C” Corporations
  • Providing sustainable support for schools by stabilizing property taxes
  • Addressing the most pressing needs of our local schools
  • Ensuring that decisions about how to use new funds are made at the local level

The Colorado School Finance Project has developed a tax calculator to help you understand exactly how Amendment 73 would impact your tax obligation (hint … probably not at all). Only a small percentage of taxpayers and corporations will pay more, 92% of taxpayers won’t pay anything. Many will experience a decrease in taxes.   CLICK HERE to get started.

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