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Colorado income tax initiative filed - six different times

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February 7, 2011

Colorado

DENVER, Colorado: The initiative effort to get a measure on the ballot that would implement a graduated corporate and individual income taxes in the state has taken it up a notch. On February 3, 2011, The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute filed six similar initiatives, deciding to move forward from their original filing that was thrown out on technicality in December 2010. According to the group's director, Carol Hedges, "We feel pretty strongly that we have some pretty serious problems that we’re facing. We are interested in beginning the process of bringing something to the ballot in 2011." The reason for the six different filings, according to reports, is so the group will have initiatives ready for circulation if some are thrown out by lawsuits or other reasons.[1]

Prior to circulating initiative petitions for qualification for the statewide ballot, the measure's title must be approved by the Title Setting Review Board. The Board's responsibility is to certify that the initiative complies with the state's initiative laws, including the single-subject requirement.

The Title Setting Review Board heard the measure on December 15, 2010, however the initiative was thrown out after a late change was made to the text.

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