Brush City Marijuana Sales Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Brush City Marijuana Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Brush which is in Morgan County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 437 (44.82%)
  • NO 538 (55.18%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the sales tax on marijuana products by a rate of 5 percent in order to further pay for park maintenance and development projects in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL THE CITY OF BRUSH TAXES BE INCREASED BY $100,000 THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2012) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE IMPOSITION AND ASSESSMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE PERCENT (5%) OF THE GROSS TAXABLE SALE AMOUNT PAID OR CHARGED FOR PURCHASING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, MEDICAL MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA, AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS IN THE CITY OF BRUSH, TO BE USED 50% FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF ATHLETIC FIELDS AND PARKS AND 50% FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES; AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?[3]

Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[4]

References

  1. Morgan County, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Morgan County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Colorado Amendment 66