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Greg Brophy will Explain What's on the Ballot that You Need to Know


By Betsy Barnett

October 12, 2022

Greg Brophy will be at the Plains Theater in Eads on Monday evening, October 24 at 6:00 pm to give a talk on the massive amount of information on the ballot that will arrive in our mailboxes this week. Voters in Kiowa County and surround areas are urged to attend this free event in order to better understand what you are voting on and to discuss the issues these numerous changes may affect.

Of all years and of all voting cycles this year it is vital that you know what you are voting for. Those who do not pay attention may be very sorry starting in 2023 that they didn’t pay attention when they had the chance. Show up and educate yourself.

Brophy is former politician who served in the Colorado House of Representatives from the 63rd District from 2003 to 2005, and in the Colorado Senate from the 1st District from 2005 to 2015, as a member of the Republican Party. He lives in the Yuma area where he owns and operates the family farm. However, Brophy has stayed active in politics and will bring his conservative perspective in considering how to vote on the Ballot measures in the upcoming General Election.

There are 11 measures on the ballot this year. Of the 11 measures on the ballot, 3 propose changes to the state constitution, and 8 propose changes to the state statutes.

Some of the measures are referred by the state legislature and some measures are initiated by citizens. A “measure” is placed on the ballot by the state legislature that amends the state constitution is labeled as an “Amendment,” followed by a LETTER. An measure placed on the ballot by the state legislature that amends a state statute or is referred as a tax question is labeled a “Proposition,” followed by a DOUBLE LETTER.

Similarly, a measure placed on the ballot through the signature collection process that amends the state constitution is labeled an “Amendment,” followed by a NUMBER. A measure placed on the ballot through signature collection that amends the state statutes is labeled a “Proposition” and is followed by a THREE-DIGIT NUMBER between 100-199.

The following is the simple breakdown of the Amendments and Propositions that will be considered by the voters on November 8th. These measures will be discussed by Brophy at the Plains Theater in Eads at the October 24 event:

AMENDING THE CONSITUTION

  • Amendment D – New 23rd Judicial District Judges
  • Amendment E – Extend Homestead Exemption to Gold Star Spouses
  • Amendment F – Changes to Charitable Gaming Operations

AMENDING THE STATE STATUTES

  • Proposition FF – Healthy School Meals for All
  • Proposition GG – Add Tax Information Table to Petitions and Ballots
  • Proposition 121 – State Income Tax Rate Reduction
  • Proposition 122 – Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances
  • Proposition 123 – Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs
  • Proposition 124 – Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations
  • Proposition 125 – Allow Grocery and Convenience Stores to Sell Wine
  • Proposition 126 – Third-Party Delivery of Alcohol Beverages

Brophy will also discuss and clarify the wording of the ballot measures as sometimes these are tricky and written in a way that is confusing.

Finally, if there is time, a discussion of the various judicial appointments and retentions will be addressed as it has become very evident that judges’ political values have come to matter a great deal for citizens of the county, state and country.

If you’re a person who perhaps doesn’t like what is happening in this country then here is your chance to attend this discussion in order to better understand how to vote, when to vote, and what to look for as November 8th comes ever closer.

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