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Will ballot box hold water?

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014

Courier editor

VALLEY — Water initiatives that could have a significant impact on the San Luis Valley are still awaiting Colorado Supreme Court decisions before moving forward to the November ballot box.

Still awaiting the higher court’s direction are two initiatives — Initiatives 89 and 103 — that advocate the Public Trust Doctrine, which would present a radical change from the current water administration throughout the state.

Another ballot initiative, Initiative 75, has already passed through the higher court and now has the green light to collect signatures to place it on the 2014 ballot. Although not directly related to water issues, Initiative 75, the Right to Local Self-Government, could affect water developments and investments. It drew a court challenge from the business community.

For the complete article see the 06-04-2014 issue.

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