For the second time this year, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg failed to impose his leftist schemes on the state of Colorado when voters rejected a billion dollar tax scheme under the guise of improving schools. In August, Nanny Bloomberg dumped $350,000 in the failed attempt to defeat the recall of two gun-grabbing Colo. state senators, and now he’s lost another million dollars trying to foist higher taxes on the people of Colorado. They yelled back loudly tonight. With 91% of precincts reporting, the ballot initiative is losing 66-34.
Other out-of-state contributors to Amendment 66 included the National Education Association ($2 million), Bill and Melinda Gates ($1 million) and The Emerson Collective, a charity founded by Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs ($100,000). As of October 28, the main Amendment 66 opposition committee reported raising a total of $24,400 during the entire campaign period.