DALLAS – A petition drive to raise about $1 billion per year for education through higher income taxes arrived at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office Monday with nearly twice the number of required signatures.

To qualify for the November ballot, the Colorado Commits to Kids Initiative needed to gather signatures from 86,105 registered Colorado voters, but backers submitted more than 160,000 signatures. The Secretary of State’s Office has 30 days to determine whether the petition gathered the required number of valid signatures.

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