03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Budget Votes Prove Unsuccessful Throughout Colorado

The Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts will continue to operate in aging, asbestos-filled buildings. Aurora will close four of its seven libraries.

And a Boulder County open-space program was denied money for the first time in two decades.

Economy-minded voters on Tuesday did more than reject tax hikes and debt questions for some of their community's most dire and most popular causes; they also sent a warning to those planning increases for struggling projects and local agencies in the near future, analysts say.

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