The coalition to defeat Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 is largely made up of the same heavy hitters in the business community, nonprofit world and organized-labor sector that helped pass Ref C, which gave the state a five-year timeout from taxpayer refunds under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights and permanently eliminated TABOR's "ratchet down" effect.
So far, Coloradans for Responsible Reform, the coalition leading the fight against the three measures, has raised more than $4 million. Most of the money is being spent to buy up television time for ads that are expected to start airing after Labor Day.
"We're going to talk about the disastrous effect these measures are going to have on Colorado's recovery," said Rick Reiter, a veteran political consultant who is the campaign manager for Coloradans for Responsible Reform. – More -