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Local ballot measures, Colorado

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Court overturns fracking ban in Longmont, Colorado, with potentially significant implications for other cities Jul 25, 2014

After a year of lawsuits and delays, Loveland, CO, voters reject a two-year fracking suspension Jun 25, 2014

Local measures post election report: Fracking bans and marijuana taxes approved but Cincinnati pension initiative suffers crushing defeat Nov 07, 2013

Tuesday's election features 217 measures across four states, including nearly $1 billion in requested bond money and a proposed ban on funding nuclear weapon production Mar 29, 2013

2012 featured almost 1,000 more local measures and a higher approval rate Jan 21, 2013

2012 destroys 2011's school bond money record, concerns mount Jan 11, 2013

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School bond and tax votes

See also: School bond and tax elections in Colorado

Colorado has two different types of ballot measures that are required under two different laws. The first is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights from 1992, which became Section 20 of Article 10 of the Colorado Constitution. Under TABOR, local voter approval is required if the school district wants to exceed its tax levy above the normal rate of inflation set by the consumer price index. The second law is the School Finance Act of 1994. Under the act, voter approval is required when a school district wants to exceed the limit for raising its Total Program Budget. The Total Program Budget is a combined budget that includes the district's general fund, special education and other costs. A school district that wants to exceed the previous year's Total Program Budget by more than 125% must put a plan before the voters. This type of ballot measure has rarely been used; it is considered to be a last resort option. Colorado law imposes limits on when school districts can hold special elections. Colorado only allows special elections in even numbered years on pre-established general and primary election days in May and November. In odd-numbered years, special school district elections can only occur on the first Tuesday in November. School districts that want to exceed their TABOR limit can sometimes combine this request with a city TABOR request.

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