Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ritter Unsure About Romanoff's TABOR Strategy

The Denver Post is reporting today that Gov. Bill Ritter has declined to endorse House speaker Andrew Romanoff's initiative aimed at freeing the state from the revenue limits imposed by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Romanoff, who unsuccessfully attempted to convince the General Assembly to put an initiative that would repeal Amendment 27 while guaranteeing public schools a predictable funding source on the ballot, is now trying to get the proposal on the ballot by going directly to the public.

"Since that has taken a different track now, it would appear I would have to go back and have a conversation with (Romanoff) and really ask the question, 'What is its winnability, who is the coalition, how do you fund the campaign, who are the opponents and how does it fit with other things on the ballot?' And that's a real big problem for all of us," the Post reported Ritter as saying.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rocky Assesses Gov. Ritter

Denver's Rocky Mountain News assessed Gov. Ritter's performance after two legislative sessions today, concluding that the governor has an inclusive leadership style but that his cautious approach has limited his impact.

The article is here.