Douglas Bruce's 2018 Voters' Guide for Thirteen Colorado Ballot Issues

A screen capture from "Douglas Bruce Ruined Colorado," a segment from the TBS program Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
A screen capture from "Douglas Bruce Ruined Colorado," a segment from the TBS program Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. TBS via YouTube
Love him or hate him, Douglas Bruce is undeniably one of the great characters in Colorado political history. Bruce's most significant creation, 1992's Taxpayer Bill of Rights (aka TABOR), continues to play a major role in state government, with proponents crediting it with saving Coloradans millions of dollars over the quarter-century since its passage and critics like TBS firebrand Samantha Bee blaming it for crippling the state's education and transportation systems, among other things.

And while Bruce has taken plenty of hits in recent years, including two brief stints in jail, he continues to passionately promote conservatism of a particularly quirky sort, as evidenced by the voters' guide for state ballot issues he's created for the November 2018 election.

We asked Bruce to elaborate on his recommendations regarding the thirteen statewide measures that voters will decide in November; the original document is accessible below, along with a separate essay about gerrymandering hooked to amendments Y and Z, which he really, really hates. Get his takes on each below, following Colorado Secretary of State office links and brief descriptions of each measure.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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