Ballot History
Year: 1978

Ballot Number: 2

Short Title: Limiting Per Capita Expenditures by State and Political Subdivisions

Ballot Title: Shall the Constitution of the State of Colorado be amended by adding a new article XA limiting annual increases in per capita expenditures by the state and its political subdivisions to the percentage increase in the united states consumer price index, except when a larger increase is approved by the voters in the affected jurisdiction in a special election; providing a procedure for emergency expenditures; prohibiting the state from imposing any part of the cost of new or expanded state programs on political subdivisions; requiring adequate funding of new and existing benefit programs; and establishing a maximum limit on the surplus fund for the state and providing that excess revenues collected by the state be returned to the taxpayers?

Election Results:
Rejected

Votes For: 295,616 (41.3%)
Votes Against: 420,759 (58.7%)

Type of Change: Constitutional

Initiative/Referendum: Initiative

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