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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
TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

I have decided to take my name off HB 1187 and will be voting against it.

By Sherrie Peif · March 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Linda Gorman, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Uncategorized
Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

If the cost of government is hidden into the cost of our daily lives, we feel like we’re not paying as much as we really are.

By Jon Caldara · January 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
Don't rig the bar for citizens' initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Don't rig the bar for citizens' initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Anyone who says it’s too easy to change our state constitution has either never tried or is wildly wealthy.

By Jon Caldara · September 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

“Raise the Bar” is running an initiative that would require future initiated amendments to pass with a supermajority of 55 percent instead of the current 50 percent plus one. However, initiatives that would repeal any current provision of the state constitution can pass with only a simple majority, as now.

By Peter Blake · June 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics
Hillman: Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

Hillman: Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

The spending lobby likes to pretend that these changes are the result of demographics. They are not. Rather, they represent a calculated choice by lawmakers to expand social welfare programs.

By Mark Hillman · May 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Economy, Education, Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Coalition of contractors file 10 possible initiatives for more road building

Coalition of contractors file 10 possible initiatives for more road building

Nine of the 10 initiatives would raise $640 million the first year by hiking the state sales tax rate to 3.52 percent from the current 2.9 percent. Only the details vary.

By Peter Blake · March 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Gold Dome, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation