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Ballot Initiative Seeks to Make Amending Colorado Constitution More Difficult

By Julia Maguire May 17, 2016 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Colorado Supreme court Tuesday approved a statewide ballot initiative seeking to make it more difficult to amend that state’s constitution. Proponents of the Raise the Bar, Protect our Constitution campaign said the more than 150 amendments to the Colorado Constitution are too much, and often conflict with one another.

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Aurora officials support initiative to make it harder to amend Colorado constitution

By Rachel Sapin March 23, 2016 The “Raise the Bar” initiative would make collecting those signatures more difficult by requiring that signatures come from 2 percent of registered voters in all of the state’s 35 Senate districts. The measure would also require a 55-percent majority in a statewide vote in order for the measure to pass instead of the 51-percent …


Raising the bar on amending Colorado’s constitution

By Kalie Greenberg March 11, 2016 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Club 20 of the Western Slope is looking to help push forward a ballot initiative making it harder to amend Colorado’s constitution. Currently, Colorado has one of the easiest constitutions to amend. The initiative, called “Raise the Bar, Protect Our Constitution,” is designed to make the constitution more difficult to amend by …