Col­orado’s vot­ers weren’t fooled

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Harry Doby,

Con­grat­u­la­tions to both our Gover­nor-elect Jared Po­lis and Col­orado vot­ers for see­ing a bright, bold fu­ture ahead of us in this won­der­ful state.

Sen­si­ble mea­sures fared well last night, while in­flex­i­ble, ques­tion­ably funded mea­sures were re­jected. Vot­ers weren’t fooled by yet an­other poi­son-pill mea­sure from Jon Cal­dara and his dark-money funded In­de­pen­dence In­sti­tute. No to hard-wiring of yet more laws into our al­ready con­flicted and over­bur­dened con­sti­tu­tion by out­side spe­cial in­ter­ests!

I be­lieve the take­aways are that Coloradans want our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives to work to­gether and come up with prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions to real is­sues (cost of health care, roads, in­fra­struc­ture and ed­u­ca­tion), with ad­e­quate fund­ing that can then be eval­u­ated and ap­proved by vot­ers.

No more leg­isla­tive time wasted on ide­o­log­i­cal “state­ment” bills; rather let’s roll up our sleeves and work on bi­par­ti­san-tem­pered bills. We have lots of good ideas from both sides of the aisle in our state, they just need to have fresh air and sun­shine to flour­ish. Send let­ters of 250 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­ or 5990 Wash­ing­ton St., Den­ver, CO, 80216. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is for our pur­poses only; we will not share it with any­one else. You can reach us by tele­phone at 303-954-1201.

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