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Letter to the editor: Vote yes on Proposition CC to fund schools, transportation

Dave Young
Colorado state treasurer

Without raising taxes, we can improve school funding for K-12, community colleges and transportation infrastructure. As a lifelong Coloradan, former teacher and state representative of House District 50, and now as Colorado’s state treasurer, I know we need to pass Proposition CC. Our education and transportation infrastructure funding is dismal, as many of our schools around the state have switched to four day school weeks and teachers can’t afford to live in the area that they teach in. Additionally, we have crumbling roads and highways that are not built for the 21st century, as our population continues to grow. In its first year, Proposition CC would put an estimated $88 million to transportation projects around the state, and around $88 million to our K-12 public schools to buy new technology and attract qualified teachers, as well as making community colleges more affordable. Proposition CC funds would have to be spent on these areas, and the state auditor must provide a financial audit of money to hold spending accountable.  In the past, voters have approved similar proposals for school districts and local municipalities. Let’s pass Proposition CC and bring back five-day school weeks, newer books and technology for students, and update our infrastructure. Vote yes on Proposition CC by Nov. 5.

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