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Denver ballot issues: Voters approve new taxes for mental health, parks and more

"Approving multiple ballot measures Tuesday, Denver voters cleared the way for sales and property tax increases to raise funds for parks, mental health services and other initiatives."


"Among the winning measures was an initiative to raise money for parks. The measure passed 61.32 percent to 38.68 percent."


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


"Caring 4 Denver, a sales tax for mental health, also passed 67.96 percent to 32.04 percent. The measure will increase the sales tax by 0.25 percentage points for $45 million per year for mental health services and housing."



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