Colorado has a chance to vastly improve its education system, become a national leader in early-childhood education by providing full-day kindergarten and preschool, and lay the groundwork for a strong and enduring economy – all for approximately $133 a year for the average family. Unfortunately, opponents of Amendment 66 have been misleading voters about its effects on Colorado taxpayers and the economy by trying to convince Coloradans that, despite the evidence, it's not a good deal.
A recent report by the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based anti-tax group, mischaracterizes Amendment 66's effect on small businesses and low- and middle-income Coloradans. It also ignores the economic benefits of school funding, from the short-term boost to local economies to the long-term benefits of education that Amendment 66 sets out to achieve.
The Bell Policy Center, along with the Colorado Fiscal Insititute and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, has written a policy brief that sets the record straight.
Click here or on link below to read the policy brief.
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