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  • Carol Peeples

    Thanks for this look at the money behind Amendment 71. The oil and gas industry has hijacked a meaningful discussion on how and when we amend the Colorado Constitution. That’s why I’ll be voting no.

    October 07, 2016
  • Barb Van Hoy

    This is very helpful, assuming it’s accurate. I tend to believe you, but it would really help if you sourced the data. Is this from campaign finance disclosures to the Secretary of State? May be obvious to campaign finance insiders but not the general public. I suggest adding the source to help convince the skeptics. Thanks for doing this important work!!!

    October 12, 2016
    • Jon Biggerstaff

      Great point! I’ve added the source link to the post.

      October 12, 2016
  • Michael kadovitz

    I’m voting get no. How stupid could people be to allow their right to petition the cut short. So what is the bulk of signatures might be acquired in Denver and Boulder Colo. Everyone gets to vote on it at the end of the day when it’s on the ballot. So for those of my Democratic friends who think this is a great idea. How would you feel if ballot measure that you really support couldn’t get on the ballot because of the limitations placed on it. The problem is are the out-of-state special interests who hire signature takers who are not Colorado Citizens who are not registered voters. Collecting signatures to change our laws. That’s the problem

    October 14, 2016
  • Denice

    Did you track the money donated on the “no” side. This one proposition is holding up my voting. Thanks so much, what you have here is insightful, I would like to know the other side too though.

    October 27, 2016
    • Jon Biggerstaff

      Hey Denice,

      At the time I wrote this there wasn’t any organized and funded opposition. I suspect some committees have been opened up now because there have been mailers and other efforts on the “no” side. I will update the post if I’m able to find out anymore info before election day.

      Jon

      October 27, 2016
  • […] and PCEEEI received $11,618,972 in 2014 alone. By 2016 Protect Colorado had banked no less than $28 million, dedicated to opposing any 2016 oil and gas regulatory ballot initiatives, with large amounts […]

    October 27, 2016

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