Bloomberg, Gates each put in $1 million for Amendment 66 campaign | SteamboatToday.com

Back to: News

Bloomberg, Gates each put in $1 million for Amendment 66 campaign

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates top the donor list to proponents of Amendment 66, the school finance measure that includes a $950 million tax hike.

Bloomberg Philanthropies added $1.05 million to the effort, and the Gateses contributed

$1 million, pushing the Yes on 66 fundraising total past

$10.2 million.

Those two contributions accounted for the vast majority of the $2.54 million raised in the last two-week reporting period for Colorado Commits to Kids, the issue committee behind the measure.

Bloomberg's involvement in Colorado issues already has proved a political lightning rod.

Read more at DenverPost.com.