(KL)sevtax_080408_CFW- Jesse Jensen, of the Associated Students of Colorado, holds a sign supporting A Smarter Colorado during a rally at Civic Center Plaza in Denver, CO. Governor Bill Ritter joined supporters of an initiative to end Colorado's subsidy for oil and gas companies at a raly Monday before delivering petitions to the Secretary of State's office. Some doubted we had time to get the signatures, but Coloradans understand it just doesn't make sense to pay $300 million to oil companies making record profits,O said George Merritt, spokesman for A Smarter Colorado. This initiative presents a simple choice to voters: should we make investments in our state's future, or should we give the oil and gas industry $1 billion over the next four years.O (Craig F. Walker/ The Denver Post)  (Photo By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images)