Prop. 101 backers: shut libraries, sell light rail, parole prisoners
October 1, 2010
DENVER (AP) – Supporters of three tax measures on the Colorado ballot say state and local governments could close libraries and put their books on line and sell off light rail to cut spending if the measures pass.
Gregory Golyansky (go-lee-AN-ski), vice president of the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, said Friday that printed books are going away and light rail is 19th century technology.
Supporters also say two-thirds of state prisoners could be paroled to save money.
The measures are Proposition 101, which would reduce automobile and telecommunications taxes; Amendment 60, which would cancel voter-approved tax-limit overrides; and Amendment 61, which would limit municipal borrowing and bar state debt.