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Debbie OrtegaDebbie OrtegaSeptember 3, 20184min1124

This fall, the Colorado Farm Bureau and oil and gas companies like Anadarko and Noble are poised to pulverize the very purpose of local government. By changing only 11 words in the state constitution, as Amendment 74 seeks to do, any property owner could claim that any government decision decreased the value of their property and sue local and state governments for compensation -- with taxpayers forced to pay the price.