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Guest editorial: Things to keep in mind as your property taxes go up

There have been efforts to make systemic changes in our property tax laws to protect some of those who pay property taxes.

By Steve Miller · September 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, TABOR, Taxes

Colorado Union of Taxpayers rates legislators; Senate President makes "Wall of Shame" list

“267 was the most egregious bill in decades pushed through in the waning hours of the 2017 session.” — Colorado Union of Taxpayers on Senate Bill 17-267

By Sherrie Peif · July 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Uncategorized

Progressive commissioner group seeks to "untangle TABOR" & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

“Supporting gives CCAT a little edge to later say ‘hey some of that rural transportation funding needs to be spent in our areas – not just the eastern plains.”

By Sherrie Peif · July 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

By Sherrie Peif · July 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
Guest editorial: Provider fee bait and switch evades TABOR

Guest editorial: Provider fee bait and switch evades TABOR

The only way to interpret TABOR is that the limit must be lowered by the amount the program costs taxpayers.

By Brian Vande Krol · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Health Care, TABOR, Taxes
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Senate Bill 267 and the 'Grand Betrayal' by Colorado Republicans

The “grand compromise” of SB 267 is the largest “grand betrayal” from Republicans I have ever witnessed in my more than 25 years in Colorado politics.

By Jon Caldara · May 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, TABOR, Taxes

Colorado's "Damn Roads" one step closer to getting fixed after challenge period passes

“We said without raising taxes because that’s what’s in the measure. It is up to the legislature to decide how to fund this. Maybe it’s through budget cuts, maybe it’s through innovation, maybe it’s through reprioritization.” — Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute.

By Sherrie Peif · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation, Uncategorized
Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

“Our constitution is pretty clear,” Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Jefferson) said. “We need to be a single-subject bill. I would suggest we are creating a dangerous precedent here that incorporates so many things to make so many people happy.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Durango, Education, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Health Care, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
Seventy-two page amendment to Sustaining Rural Colorado bill gets the job done on Senate floor

Seventy-two page amendment to Sustaining Rural Colorado bill gets the job done on Senate floor

The original 57-page version — that some argue is far from a single-subject bill — is now 76 pages and includes 72 pages of strike below text. In other words, “Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado” is the only thing that remains from the original version.

By Sherrie Peif · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation

Rural hospitals and roads bill off life support; still driving wedge between Republicans

“It’s not just a bad bill. It’s a constitutionally bad bill.” Kevin Lundberg on SB17-267

By Sherrie Peif · May 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation