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Colorado Limits on State Expenditures, Measure 2 (1978)

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The Colorado Limits on State Expenditures Act, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure would have limited annual increases in expenditures by the state and its political subdivisions, except when approved by voters.[1]

Election results

Colorado Measure 2 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No420,75958.73%
Yes 295,616 41.27%

Election Results via: The Colorado Legislative Council

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the Constitution of the State of Colorado be amended by adding a new article XA limiting annual increases in per capita expenditures by the state and its political subdivisions to the percentage increase in the united states consumer price index, except when a larger increase is approved by the voters in the affected jurisdiction in a special election; providing a procedure for emergency expenditures; prohibiting the state from imposing any part of the cost of new or expanded state programs on political subdivisions; requiring adequate funding of new and existing benefit programs; and establishing a maximum limit on the surplus fund for the state and providing that excess revenues collected by the state be returned to the taxpayers?

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