Proponents of Amendment 33 haven't given up, according to the Denver Post [October 31, 2003, "Video slots praised as state cash cow"]. From the article, "Video lottery terminals soon could be mining dollars from gamblers and spreading the take among open-space protectors and tourism promoters if Colorado voters approve Amendment 33. Support Colorado's Economy and Environment, which backs the initiative, promises that 2,500 of the slotlike VLTs at five struggling racetracks will generate more than $25 million for open-space protection and state parks and another $25 million for tourism promotion. The group has spent $6 million wooing voters. Nearly $5 million of that has come from Wembley USA, which stands to reap at least $28 million from video lottery terminals at the four racetracks it owns in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, unincorporated Arapahoe County and Commerce City."
Here's an article about Amendment 32 from today's Denver Post [October 31, 2003, "Amend. 32 aims to undo cap"]. The amendment would effectively gut the Gallagher amendment. Opponents say that the fiscal situation in the state can't be fixed by merely fixing the assessment rate at 8%. They think that the state needs to deal with Gallagher, TABOR, and amendment 23 as a package.
If you haven't yet mailed in your ballot it may too late according to today's The Stump from the Rocky Mountain News.
Questions are being asked as to whether the Water Conservation Board is staffed and experienced enough to handle their new duties should Referendum A pass, according to the Rocky Mountain News [October 31, 2003, "Referendum A would put board in big league"].