Taxes

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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
Guest editorial: Corporate favoritism by cities harms small business

Guest editorial: Corporate favoritism by cities harms small business

Local, unique small businesses do not get the same breaks given to big, out of state corporations.

By Susan Kochevar · August 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Commerce city, Economy, Politics, Taxes, Westminster
Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

Greeley charter school board member unhappy with timing and information given to parents on possible MLO

“Leadership does not force an opinion nor does it omit facts from the other side to prop up your own stance. Leadership is leading by example, being open and honest, giving both pros and cons and allowing others to make the best possible decision.” — Trevor Garrett, University Schools Board of Governors member

By Sherrie Peif · August 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
Guest column: Why we're running the Protect Arvada Taxpayers charter amendment

Guest column: Why we're running the Protect Arvada Taxpayers charter amendment

Arvada government has been on a spree of self-aggrandizement through manipulating and distorting the free market with taxpayer dollars.

By Dave Chandler · August 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arvada, Taxes, Urban Renewal
Westminster's corporate favoritism gone wild

Westminster's corporate favoritism gone wild

This is where capitalism gets twisted into cronyism.

By Mike Krause · July 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Taxes, Urban Renewal, Westminster

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