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Thank You from the Yes on CC Campaign

Win or lose, one last time from the bottom of our hearts: Thank you. We have a lot to be proud of. This campaign was hard-fought, with plenty of integrity, and a big dose of good humor. We built a winning coalition that will last long beyond this election to help make Colorado a better place. 

Regardless of the outcome, we picked the right fight, got to know each other (and ourselves!) a little better, and pulled together to push for better schools and roads.

It has been a pleasure.

With sincere appreciation and gratitude,

– The Prop CC Team

Invest in Colorado’s Roads & Bridges by Voting Yes on Proposition CC

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 edition of the Colorado Public Works Journal.

Almost 30 years after narrowly enacting the most restrictive government spending limits in the country, Proposition CC asks Colorado voters to remove the arbitrary revenue limits which have severely limited our ability to invest in our students, our roads and bridges, and to address the needs of our fast-growing state.

Proposition CC was referred to the 2019 statewide ballot by the Legislature and, if passed, authorizes the state to annually keep and spend money collected above the current state limits.


Ballot Question:

“Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within a balanced budget, may the state keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend under Colorado law, with an annual independent audit to show how the retained revenues are spent?”


Prop CC continues momentum to invest more in public services that has been building at the local level for years. The overwhelming majority of local governments and school districts have asked and received permission from voters to keep and spend money collected above constitutional limits. That includes:

  • 96% of School Districts (171 of 178 districts)
  • 84% of Counties (51 of 64 counties)
  • 80% of Municipalities (230 of 272 cities)

GOOD FOR EDUCATION.  Though Colorado regularly ranks among the top economies in the country (we are currently ranked No. 1 by US News & World Report), our investment in our K-12 public schools consistently ranks near the bottom.

GOOD FOR TRANSPORTATION.  Nearly 25% of public roads across Colorado are rated as being in “poor” condition and almost 500 bridges have been deemed “structurally deficient.”

GOOD FOR OUR ECONOMY.  Allowing the state to keep and spend revenue above current limits will stimulate more sustainable growth in our economy and help provide the critical services that enable all Coloradans to get ahead.

Join fellow Coloradans who support increased investment for Colorado.  Vote Yes on Proposition CC by November 5th!

Article Content Provided by Yes on Prop CC

Thank you for attending the 2019 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop!

A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather to attend the concrete pavement workshop on March 14th!  Your participation and the discussions that take place are valuable to improving concrete pavement construction in Colorado and Wyoming.  Several of you made tremendous efforts to participate – including one speaker who spent the night stranded in her vehicle and then presented while running on very little sleep.

Special thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and volunteers for helping us put on the event.  We appreciate everyone’s patience with the last-minute schedule adjustments and the large number of remote presentations from our speakers whose flights were cancelled.

We will be providing links to most of the presentations – check back for more information in the near future.  We look forward to seeing you next March at our 2020 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop!

Celebrate Pi Day (3/14) at the Concrete Pavement Workshop


Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:00 am

Register and View the Agenda

Educational sessions on…
  • Performance Engineered Mixtures (PEM)
  • Recycled Concrete Aggregates
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • FAA’s New P-501 Specification
  • Structural Fiber Reinforced Concrete Overlays
  • Leveraging Technology with Drones, Cylinder Tracking & Social Media
  • And more…
Networking opportunities throughout the day, followed by a reception to close out the event.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO  80207
Phone: 303-321-3333

Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors for their support!

Thank you for your support of YES on 110!

A message from the Let’s Go, Colorado Campaign:

On behalf of the Let’s Go, Colorado Team please accept our thanks for all YOU did in support of Yes on #110.

  • YOU built a coalition of more than 500 organizations and individuals in support of this important measure
  • YOU attended and spoke on behalf of YES on #110 at more than 320 gatherings
  • YOU distributed 10,000 yard signs across Colorado
  • YOU posted and shared social media in support
  • YOU wrote op-eds, and letters to the editor
  • YOU gathered deep support from editorial boards – 11 in all – from across the Centennial State
  • YOU talked to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors- sharing your support for YES on #110
  • YOU gave generously

 
While the election tally at the end of the evening  was not what we hoped for, we are proud of the work we did together.
Colorado’s transportation needs – at the state and local level – will continue to grow.  This coalition is deep, bipartisan and strong. Together our  voices will continue to tell this important story.

We are not deterred. Together we stand strong. Stand with us! Let’s Go, Colorado!

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