Pro-Amendment 66 office to open in Grand Junction

A pro-Amendment 66 group will open a Grand Junction office and host a campaign rally at 4 p.m. Saturday at 1141 N. 25th St.

The group, Mesa County Commits to Kids, is a branch of the Wheat Ridge-based campaign committee Colorado Commits to Kids. The statewide committee formed this summer to support getting Amendment 66 on the ballot.

Amendment 66 is an initiative on the Nov. 5 ballot that asks voters’ permission to amend the state constitution to increase income taxes from 4.63 percent to 5 percent for people making $75,000 a year or less and to 5.9 percent for people making more than $75,000 annually to raise money for preschool through 12th grade public school education. The measure, if passed, will raise $950.1 million in 2014 taxes (to be collected in 2015) and more or less in coming years, depending on income in the state.

Saturday’s event will feature Mesa County residents speaking about the amendment.


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