Update: The story has been picked up in the Denver Post. Conservative activist Tom Graham of Arvada is the culprit. Not the best tactical approach from my point of view. Why? Because now we have to watch and make sure that government public relations teams don’t make Mr. Graham the election issue instead of the burdensome tax hike. Also, a copy of the booklet is viewable online.
Voters in Jefferson County, have you seen the official published arguments for Jeffco Schools 3A, a $34 million-per-year property tax increase to fund Colorado’s largest school district? I looked in vain for a copy of the voter booklet on the Jefferson County Elections Office web page, but little Eddie has helped us out by typing out a copy and providing his own clever take.
Six-digit salaries for new teachers? Relocating senior citizens into smaller homes? Promoting a “Socialist utopia”? These are the arguments FOR 3A? Well, of course, someone has played a clever joke. We had a hearty laugh at our dinner table. If you don’t live in Jefferson County and have a copy of the voter guide yourself, you should check out Eddie’s blog.