What is Amendment 73?

The Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot measure builds on the successes of Colorado’s public schools by expanding educational opportunities for our students to prepare them for success in college, career and life. This initiative funds those expanded opportunities through tax increments on income earned above $150,000 and on corporations and ensures that decisions about how to use those new funds are made at the local level. To provide sustainable support for schools for years to come, it stabilizes the volatile local share of education funding by first lowering property tax rates and then freezing the rates, which are third lowest in the nation.

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