BCDP Recommends NO on AMENDMENT 78*:
RATIONALE (from the Colorado General Assembly Legislative Council) Against Amendment 78 — The measure adds unnecessary and expensive bureaucracy and risks significant unintended consequences. A longer allocation process could delay or interrupt state services, including emergency responses to public health or wildfire disasters. Further, making grant funding subject to additional steps could jeopardize Colorado’s competitiveness for grant awards, resulting in the state receiving less money. Finally, the measure shifts decision-making from program experts and independent commissions to a political process in the state legislature.
*By a 2/3 majority the Boulder County Democratic Party Executive Committee voted to oppose this amendment.