Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will conduct a roundtable discussion with 10 CSU-Pueblo students on Amendment 58 from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Occhiato University Center West Ballroom.
If passed, Amendment 58 would end a tax credit for the oil and gas industry that allow producers to take a credit of up to 87.5 percent of the prior year's property tax liability from their severance taxes. The new revenues would be directed as follows: 60 percent to the Colorado Promise Scholarship Fund; 15 percent for local impact of the oil and gas industry on transportation and water quality; 15 percent for wildlife habitat, and 10 percent to clean energy projects. College scholarships would be based on a family's adjusted gross income and on the number of students a family has in college. Students would be required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) the first two years and a 2.5 GPA the final two years.
Media and the campus community are welcome to attend the discussion.
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