Sunday, October 17, 2010

No on 60, 61 and 101

This blog takes a non-partisan tone and stance on economic development issues in the Denver Region.

However, I want to clearly state that passage of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 would be economically devastating for Colorado and these ballot items should be rejected by state voters with "NO" votes.

These three items would cut the school property tax mill levy by 50%, eliminate state bond financing to support infrastructure projects and capital investments (and vastly curtail the ability of local governments to use bond financing) and reduce the state income tax which supports education, health care and transportation. Collectively these items would devastate K-12 and state sponsored higher education in Colorado, cripple the state's ability to invest in critical infrastructure projects and lead to devastating losses of jobs and economic competitiveness.

Tom Clark from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation provided a compelling assessment of these items as "Job Killing Measures" in the Colorado Energy News website.

Please vote "NO" on 60, 61, and 101 and visit the web site donthurtcolorado for more information.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Boulder: Braniest, Foodiest, Best Town for Startups

Kudos to my hometown for all the recent kudos:

If that is not enough, Denver was ranked the 8th Smartest Large Metro Area by CNN.