012. Rural Colorado: ACTION 22 on the Gallagher Amendment & a National Popular Vote
Colorado is a dynamic state of unique communities from high-density metro to cozy mountain towns to remote rural areas across the state. In this episode, Law Talk Colorado news anchor Angeline Roles visits with Sara Blackhurst of ACTION 22, a coalition of 22 counties in Southeast Colorado comprised primarily of small rural communities. Blackhurst speaks openly about the financial crises facing rural communities "if something isn't done about Gallagher," referring to Colorado's Gallagher Amendment to the state's Constitution "that doesn't work with TABOR" the state's Tax Payer Bill Of Rights. "They're like two kids who are great by themselves, but when you put them together, they just get in trouble," Blackhurst says, with additional explanation from state Senator Bob Rankin of Carbondale in Western Colorado as featured in Law Talk Colorado Episode 008 Is REPEAL the solution to Colorado's Gallagher Amendment property tax problem?. Blackhurst also shares how a National Popular Vote could impact rural America based on discussions among ACTION 22 members. If you'd like to know more about ACTION 22, go to action22.org Thank you for listening!
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