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Deadline looms Monday for several Colorado ballot measures

Posted: 6:38 AM, Aug 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-08 08:38:15-04

Six Colorado ballot measures ranging from presidential primaries to higher tobacco taxes have until the end of business Monday to try to get a place on November ballots.

Monday is Colorado's deadline to turn in some 98,000 signatures for inclusion on ballots.

The Secretary of State's office says that six proposals may see petitions turned in Monday. They include two proposals to change how oil and gas drilling are regulated, a change to a presidential primary vote instead of caucuses, and a measure to raise the tobacco tax.

There are three questions certain to be on statewide ballots including a universal health care proposal. Petitions to raise the minimum wage, to allow dying people to access life-ending drugs, and to make it harder to amend the constitution have also been turned in.

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