Can you trust the blue book? Colorado officials say they prioritize nonpartisanship in analyzing ballot questions

The Colorado Sun: Colorado voters this year are tasked with making informed decisions on a labyrinth of ballot issues and a polarized pallet of races. 

To help them navigate the statewide ballot measures, the state provides what is known as the blue book, a roughly 90-page guide that looks at the legal, fiscal and practical implications of the policy questions. (It also includes an addendum on judicial evaluations.) The state sent about 2.5 million copies of the ballot guide — named for its blue cover — ahead of the election to every address that has a registered voter.

Natalie Mullis leads the effort to compile the booklet as director of the Colorado General Assembly’s nonpartisan research arm, the legislative council staff. She says her team solicits input from interested parties on all sides of a given issue and compiles it into briefings for voters.

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