Oct 262008
Authors: Kate Bennis

Come Nov. 4, Coloradans have some serious decisions to make. And some of the most important have nothing to do with the presidency.

This elections season, Coloradans find themselves faced with the longest ballot in history, with 14 ballot initiatives to sift through when they hit the polls.

The Collegian set out this weekend to find folks on the up and up to give us their stance on the issues.

Shanna Pittman, a senior technical journalism major and campaigner for State Rep. John Kefalas, and Gina Bagbey, a Fort Collins resident and self-described “conservative Republican,” were kind enough to take time out of their schedules to let us in on how they will be voting this election season.

Shannah Pittman, Democrat

Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by Governments – No

Amendment 47: Prohibition on Mandatory Labor Union Membership and Dues – No

Amendment 48: Definition of Person – No

Amendment 49: Allowable Government Paycheck Deductions – No.

Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek – No Position

Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities – Yes

Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways – No

Amendment 54: Campaign Contributions from Certain Government Contractors – No

Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry – Yes

Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates – Yes

Referendum L: Qualifications for Serving in the State Legislature – Yes

Referendum M: Obsolete Constitutional Provision Relating to Land Value Increases – Yes

Referendum N: Obsolete Constitutional Provision Relating to Alcohol Beverages – Yes

Referendum O: Citizen-Initiated State Laws – Yes

Gina Bagbey, Conservative Republican

Amendment 46- Yes

Amendment 47- Yes

Amendment 48- Yes

Amendment 49- Yes

Amendment 50- No

Amendment 51- No

Amendment 52- No

Amendment 53- No

Amendment 54- Yes

Amendment 57- No

Amendment 58- No

Amendment 59- No

Referendum L- No

Referendum M- Yes

Referendum N- Yes

Referendum O- No

Staff writer Kate Bennis can be reached at letters@collegian.com.

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