Hare said the decision to not go back further years was bittersweet, he said in one way it’s better for Weld County taxpayers not to have to pay any more in back taxes and penalties, but on the other hand, Hare said, it means some past commissioners who also took advantage of the practice got away with it.
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Fort Collins voters should be leery of risking higher utility bills in the future based on questionable assurances about the viability of municipal broadband.
“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
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.