The Democratic proposal known as Proposition HH, which aims to reduce property tax rates and modify TABOR refunds, is still on track to be included in the November ballot.
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A conservative coalition has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block it, claiming that the proposal is too wide-ranging and therefore unconstitutional. Nevertheless, a Denver judge has recently denied their requests, allowing the initiative to proceed to the ballot, at least for the time being.
The lawsuit was initiated by the conservative group Advance Colorado and supported by numerous conservative leaders and twelve county governments. They argued that the measure violates the Colorado Constitution, which stipulates that ballot measures must have a single subject and a clear title, according to CPR.
Judge David H. Goldberg, presiding over the Denver District Court, disagreed with their arguments. Without scheduling a hearing, he issued a ruling on Friday stating that Prop HH does not violate the constitutional requirement of a clear title. According to FOX 31, the judge stated that comprehending the title does not demand extraordinary intelligence or rhetorical skills to understand the nature of the proposition.
Despite this initial setback, the conservative group intends to appeal the decision to the Colorado Supreme Court.