Natelson: Proposition CC rife with ballot language abuse
TABOR does not prescribe standard wording for spending cap waivers. One reason may be that TABOR was supposed to limit spending cap waivers to four years in length. But in 2002 the Colorado Court of Appeals misconstrued TABOR to permit spending cap waivers in perpetuity. This gave money-hungry politicians powerful incentives to skew ballot language in deceptive ways. Ballot language abuse has become a Colorado scandal.