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DENVER – Former State Senator Bob Hagedorn (Democrat) and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton (Republican) came together today at 3:30 p.m. to launch an effort to advocate for “meaningful educational reform that will provide measurable gains in student achievement and to oppose the outsized tax increase proposed in Initiative 22,” according to their invitation to attend the press conference. The bi-partisan group calls themselves Coloradans for Real Education Reform.


Initiative 22 will be on the November ballot and proposes approximately $1 Billion in new tax increases that will hit all Coloradans. The measure, if passed, will increase taxes by 8% on households with annual incomes below $75,000 and 27% on incomes above $75,000.


Coloradans for Real Education Reform Launch Effort To Defeat Initiative 22

Bi-partisan Leaders Decry The Damage Initiative 22 Will Cause to Education


By David Crane   |   Monday, August 5, 2013





Laursen Repair and Beyond
David Crane is the Publisher of Better Community News. David has served as the president of the Montrose Business Association, a board member of the Montrose Area Merchants Association, a committee member of the Governmental Affairs Committee at the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism and on the Rotary Scholarship Committee administered by the Montrose Community Foundation. He is an assistant Cub Scout Leader in local Pack 473. He worked for the largest media company in America for 3.5 years, and still successfully helps local, regional and national businesses and local politicians with their marketing strategies, video production and website development. He has organized the Montrose Rotary Student of the Week program and the Winter Carnival for a number of years. He graduated from Brigham Young University where he studied Portuguese and Business Management. He serves actively in his church. David is married to his local sweetheart of 13 years, whose family includes four generations in the area. He is a father of five children under the age of 12.