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Colorado Tax Increase Approval Amendment, Initiative 4 (1986)

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The Colorado Tax Increase Approval Initiative, also known as Initiative 4, was on the November 6, 1986 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited new or increased state or local taxes without voter approval. It also would have required the state to provide the funds for any mandated increases in spending for a political subdivision.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 4 (1986)
Defeatedd No625,15862.50%
Yes 375,097 37.50%

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 prohibiting new or increased state or local taxes without the approval, at a biennial election, of the voters of the unit of government proposing or increasing the tax, and requiring the state to provide the funds for any increase in spending it mandates for a political subdivision?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.