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Weld County dinged by Internal Revenue Service for improper mileage reimbursement filings

Weld County dinged by Internal Revenue Service for improper mileage reimbursement filings

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.

By Sherrie Peif · November 15, 2017 · 0 comments · debt, Taxes, Top News, Weld County
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Unlimited taxing the real prize in Denver bond issues 2A – 2G

If you believe government must be limited, vote no on each of these ballot questions.

By Brian Vande Krol · October 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, TABOR, Taxes
Fort Collins voters to decide $150 million gamble in broadband industry

Fort Collins voters to decide $150 million gamble in broadband industry

The City’s “plan” thus far is vague, At their May 9 work session they identified the need to spend another $215,000+ on consultants to finish the business plan by year-end. This is after they’ve spent upwards of $300,000 on consulting. With an investment this hefty, you’d think we’d have a detailed plan.” — Sarah Hunt, Fort Collins resident.

By Sherrie Peif · October 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, debt, Economy, Ft. Collins, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News
Fort Collins voters beware of Ballot Question 2B

Fort Collins voters beware of Ballot Question 2B

Fort Collins voters should be leery of risking higher utility bills in the future based on questionable assurances about the viability of municipal broadband.

By Ronald Rizzuto, Ph.D · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, debt, Ft. Collins

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
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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
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

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