Denver (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says he won't ask for a tax hike in 2010 to help balance the state budget.
Ritter said Wednesday the recession is hurting state residents and it's not a good time to ask them to pay more.
He was speaking to Denver-area mayors about transportation funding and the state budget.
Ritter says he does want to change the taxpayer's bill of rights, a constitutional amendment limiting tax revenue, and Amendment 23, which requires increases in school funding.
He says he wants to retain the portion of tabor that requires voters approval for tax increases. He says he wouldn't seek a vote on those changes until 2011, which would be in his second term if he is re-elected next year.
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