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Club 20 strongly opposes Amendment 66

Directors of Club 20, the influential Western Slope civic and promotional group, have voted to oppose Amendment 66, the proposed $950 million education tax increase.

The group’s board of directors, meeting in Grand Junction last Friday, voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution that opposes the ballot measure.

The only support for the amendment came from representatives of three resort-oriented counties, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. They supported a failed resolution to endorse Amendment 66 and then argued unsuccessfully that Club 20 should remain neutral, according to a report in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. (The actual vote was 14 1/3 to 3 1/3 under the group’s vote-counting system.)

Club 20 is an association of local government officials, civic groups, business leaders and others in 20 Western Slope counties. It tracks and takes positions on policy issues of interest to the region, and in election years its meetings often are must-appear events for politicians seeking statewide office.

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