Supporters Of Budget Reform Measure Raise $1 Million In Two Weeks

Denver (AP) Supporters of a measure asking voters to give up nearly $4 billion in tax refunds have raised nearly $1 million in the past two weeks. Campaign Spokeswoman Katy Atkinson believes the opposition has spent that much on television advertising against Referenda C and D during the same period, but not all the groups fighting the measures are required to detail how much they've taken in and from whom.

Independence Institute head Lon Caldara, who reports raising $121,000 in the last two weeks, says his group was formed to educate voters and is exempt from disclosure. A judge is reviewing the matter.

Another group, Americans for Tax Reform, filed as an issue
committee the day after the last campaign reporting period two weeks ago. That means it won't have to list contributions or expenditures until after the November first election.

The "If C wins, you lose" campaign says it has pledges for
about $800,000.

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