Right there at the top: the proposed constitutional amendment setting aside some of the document stamp tax for land and water conservation has been designated Amendment #1 for the November statewide ballot.
The proposed “Water and Land Conservation” amendment mde it onto the ballot last week when its backers topped the necessary 683,000 petition signatures, with enough in 15 of the state’s 27 U.S. Congressional districts.
“We are pleased to be stated as Amendment 1 on the ballot because water and land conseration deserves to be a top priority for our state,” Will Abberger, the campaign’s chair, stated in a news release.
The amendment would set aside 33 percent of the revenue from the stamp tax for conservation. If approved, it would raise $648 million in 2015, nearly $8 billion in its first decade and, by 2034, $1.27 billion a year, according to state economists.