Proposition HH Is NOT What Proponents Say

Over five dozen current and past state legislators have released a letter to the citizens of Colorado. They point to the abuse of the process at the Capitol for getting Proposition HH on the ballot, noting the violations of accepted standards and precedent to move the bill along, and the silencing of minority voices.

August 2023

Dear Voters and Taxpayers:

Proposition HH is NOT what proponents say it is. It is a huge tax increase. It takes your tax refunds already owed back to you but is disguised as a small amount of property tax relief to local governments. It raises State taxes by billions of dollars.

You should be outraged by how it came to get on the ballot. A great thing about the General Assembly is that it allows for views to be shared, citizens to testify in committee, and for important changes to be thoroughly debated. That’s not what happened. The legislation did not go through a proper Committee of Reference, like the Finance Committees in both chambers, as it should have. Also, it was introduced almost at the end of session. Further, reasonable debate was cut off in both chambers so that minority voices were silenced!

Legislators had a duty to follow the right process. Instead, they disrespected the rules and damaged democracy. What they did instead was sneaky and dictatorial. Don’t let them get away with violating your rights! Insist on a new session that conforms to an honest and open process!

PLEASE VOTE “NO” ON PROPOSITION HH this November

Send the legislature back to work for a real solution.

Current legislators
Rod Bockenfeld HD 56
Rose Pugliese HD 14
Scott Bottoms HD 15
Don Wilson HD 20
Mary Bradfield HD 21
Ken DeGraaf HD 22
Brandi Bradley HD39
Anthony Hartsook HD 44
Lisa Frizell HD 45
Ty Winter HD 47
Gabe Evans HD 48
Ron Weinberg HD51
Matt Soper HD54
Rick Taggart HD 55
Marc Catlin HD 58
Stephanie Luck HD 60
Richard Holtorf HD 63
Ryan Armagost HD 64
Mike Lynch HD65
Paul Lundeen SD 9
Byron Pelton SD 1
Mark Baisley SD 4
Perry Will SD 5
Janice Rich SD 7
Larry Liston SD 10
Bob Gardner SD 12
Kevin Van Winkle SD 30
Rod Pelton SD 35

Past legislators
Penn Pfiffner 1993 – 2000
Steve Acquafresca 1991 – 1997
John Andrews 2003 -2005
Barry Arrington 1997 – 1998
Greg Brophy 2003 – 2014
Perry Buck 2013 – 2020
Mark Cloer 2000 – 2006
Phil Covarrubias 2017 – 2018
Mary Dabman 1983 – 1989
Doug Dean 1995 – 2002
Frank DeFilippo 1978-1984
Tim Fritz 1999 – 2003
Cliff Dodge 1976-1988
Dorothy Gotlieb 1996 – 2000
Robert Fairbank 1998 – 2004
Bill Jerke 1989 – 1996
Bob Kirscht 1971 – 1987
Don Lee 1999 – 2004
Shawn Mitchell 1999 – 2013
Pam Nagel Rhodes 2000 – 2004
Lori Saine 2013 -2021
Mike Salaz 1992 – 1999
Jeff Shoemaker 1987 – 1992
Ron Teck 1999 – 2006
Mark Waller 2009 – 2014
Brad Young 1996 – 2004
Pat Grant 1985 – 1992
Terri Carver 2015-2023
Patrick Neville 2015-2023
Lola Spradley 1997-2003
Vickie Agler 1991 – 1998
Ben Alexander 1995 – 1998
Kay Alexander 1997-2002
Don Beezley 2011-2013
Jeanne Faatz 1979-1998
Sally Hopper 1987-1998
Eric Prinzler 1995-1998
Andy Pico 2021-2022
Carol Taylor 1983-1991

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