Voters in Pueblo County have approved raising the marijuana sales tax from 3.5% to 5.5% and change the methodology for calculating the excise tax.
Another effort to bring the sale of recreational marijuana to Palmer Lake has failed, yet voters have approved of implementing a 5% sales tax if the products are sold there in the future.
Voters in Pueblo County had just two contested races on the county level, but most eyes will be on the Pueblo mayoral race.
2018 election results from Bent County
Voters in El Paso County have approved an extension of the 1A Public Safety Sales Tax until 2029. The 0.23% sales tax doesn’t expire until January of 2021, but the county commissioners board voted to put the renewal question on the ballot a few years early.
If passed, Proposition 109, also known as “Fix Our Damn Roads”, would direct the Colorado Department of Transportation to issue $3.5 billion in bonds for more than 60 roadwork projects across the state without raising taxes.
Sheriff Bill Elder has won his bid for re-election against Democrat challenger Grace A. Sweeney-Maurer.
If passed, Proposition 110 would increase the state sales and use tax rate by 0.62% to pay for highway, road, and transit projects throughout the state. The sales and use tax rate would go from 2.9% percent to 3.52% percent for 20 years.
If passed, Proposition 111 would reduce the interest rate on short-term loans, commonly known as payday loans, to a yearly rate of 36% and would eliminate all other finance charges and fees associated with payday lending. It would also expand what constitutes unfair or deceptive trade practices for payday lending.
Proposition 112 asks Colorado voters if all new oil and natural gas developments will be required to be at least 2,500 feet from occupied structures, water sources and other “vulnerable areas.”
If passed, Amendment 75 would raise the campaign contribution limits by allowing candidates to raise more money from individual contributions if their opponent donates $1 million or more to their own campaign committee.
Democrat Phil Weiser has claimed victory in the race for Colorado’s Attorney General over Republican George Brauchler.
Amendment 74 on the 2018 ballot would expand the conditions under which the government would be required to pay property owners for losses to their property values.
As Walker Stapleton made an unsuccessful run for Governor, his seat was up for grabs. The two main contenders for the post were a businessman from the Western Slope and a current State Representative from Greeley.
Amendment 73 seeks to raise individual income taxes on those making more than $150,000 and increase Colorado’s corporate tax rate to fund improvements to public schools in Colorado.