After years of wrangling, lawmakers agreed today to ask voters to give up more than three billion dollars in surplus tax refunds over five years to pull the state out of its budget crisis.
The state House has voted 46-to-19 in favor of the measure, which is the last step to put it on the November ballot.
Majority Democrats pushed the proposal through, saying Colorado can't afford to wait for a perfect solution because of conflicting demands that require increased spending in some areas while overall revenue is limited.
Some Republicans voted against the measure, even though it has the endorsement of Republican Governor Bill Owens, who has committed to campaign for the proposal.
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Updated: 06/18/2013 - We did a quick helicopter tour of the Black Forest burn area. Someone asked why the video looks shaky.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!
Updated: 05/14/2013 - I'm still focused on meeting my goal of doing a pull-up. And I'm almost there! But I'm always getting this question: