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Sen. Heath happy raising money to raise taxes

Posted by Kelly Maher on May 18th, 2011
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At his press conference Monday regarding his tax increase proposal that will raise $3 billion over 5 years (yes, the press conference with a Douglas County 4th grade class in the background) Colorado state Sen. Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) seemed to convey to the attendees that he’s ready to rumble.

“I’m happy to say that we’ve raised over $100,000 in the first week. We’ve got over 1,100 petitions already out. I’ve had 160 people sign mine over the weekend. I think this is something where the time has come. People have said enough is enough.”

Now, although $100,000 seems like a lot of money, the reality is that it may take millions of dollars to get an initiative on the ballot and to run a campaign to overcome difficult polling numbers. Heath thinks that his is going to be: “I would hope, the greatest grass-roots effort that this state has seen,” according to the Denver Post.

But he may see that it’s harder than he expects to raise money to raise taxes in a difficult economic environment.

  • Post by Kelly Maher on May 18th, 2011

One Response to “Sen. Heath happy raising money to raise taxes”

  1. Bob Johnson says:

    Rollie is clearly violating campaign finance laws because he is using government property to complete his private mission. Rollie is also guilty of dereliction of duty regarding his legislator duty.

    I am not a big fan of campaign finance law and think it is a violation of the First Amendment however, the leftist are using this law to beat conservative causes, why are we not using this stupid law to our advantage? We are just going to sit back and take it?

    Where is Colorado Ethics watch and Colorado Common Cause? Oh yea, they only go after conservative causes in their one sided application of the law!

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