Colorado Tax Cuts, Initiative 21 (2000)

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The Colorado Tax Cuts Initiative, also known as Initiative 21, was on the November 7, 2000 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have establish an annual tax cut of $25 for each utility customer and occupation tax and franchise charge, vehicle sales, use, and ownership tax, income tax, property tax, income and property tax equal to yearly revenue from sales and use taxes on food and drink other than tobacco and alcohol and income tax equal to yearly revenue from estate taxes.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 21
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,107,15566.02%
Yes 569,788 33.98%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution establishing a $25 tax cut to lower each 2001 state and local tax in each tax bill for each utility customer and occupation tax and franchise charge, vehicle sales, use, and ownership tax, income tax, property tax, income and property tax equal to yearly revenue from sales and use taxes on food and drink other than tobacco and alcohol, and income tax equal to yearly revenue from estate taxes, and, in connection therewith, increasing the tax cut $25 yearly; specifying that the tax cuts and state replacement of local revenue shall not lower state or local excess revenue; allowing the state to limit local acts increasing replacement costs; and providing that attorney fees and costs shall always be paid to successful plaintiffs only?[2]

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