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Denver ballot issues: Taxes for mental health, parks among leading measures

November 8, 2018

"Denver ballot measures that will raise taxes to increase funds for parks and mental health services were headed toward easy victory Tuesday night."


"As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, a proposal to raise money for parks was up 61.23 percent to 38.77 percent in early returns. So far, more than 145,744 total votes have been tallied for the proposal."


"The measure proposed increasing the cost of goods and services by 0.25 percent, or the equivalent of 25 cents per $100. If approved, the measure would provide more than $45 million per year for parks construction and maintenance."


"Caring 4 Denver, a sales tax for mental health, was ahead 67.8 percent to 32.2 percent in early returns. So far, 147,566 have been counted, with 100,054 for the measure and 47,512 against.

The measure proposed increasing the sales tax by 0.25 percentage points for $45 million per year for mental health services and housing."


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