“Phillips County Plan” Has at Least Three Lives – Now It’s on Again

Not so fast.

The on again, off again effort to get a measure on the state ballot to totally revamp the state legislature is not dead after all.

The Phillips County officials behind the move said “strong feedback from volunteer circulators” made them decide to move forward this year.

Earlier this month, the campaign announced it was putting the effort on hold until 2016.

The measure would ask voters to approve giving each county in the state one member of the state house of representatives, or 64 altogether. It would mean San Juan County with a few hundred residents would have the same representation as Denver with more than 600,000 people.

The campaign, called Restoring Colorado, needs to get about 100,000 signatures by early August to make the ballot.

Last November, residents of Phillips County voted to secede from Colorado and form a 51st state. But that idea floundered when Weld County voted against it.

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