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Rural areas: Give us a say in amendment process

By Katharhynn Heidelberg
March 11, 2016

Amending the Colorado Constitution is too easy for special interests and the current process largely shuts out rural residents, Club 20 and other organizations agree.

In a March 4 letter, Club 20, Action 22 and Progressive 15 issued a letter supporting the “Raise the Bar — Protect the Constitution” ballot initiative afoot in the state.

The current amendment process allows people to pose constitutional amendments by collecting signatures from 5 percent of the general electorate…

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