Articles By Brian Eason

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Colorado voters may face ballot question to repeal TABOR after court ruling with “broad implications”

The 5-2 opinion reverses a state title board decision in January that ruled the ballot measure violated the single subject clause of the state constitution

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A new era dawns for marijuana in Colorado. But some believe relaxed rules go too far.

The Democratic state legislature is advancing measures to expand the availability of marijuana and where it can be consumed

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Coloradans were set to get a property tax cut. Gov. Polis is mulling a workaround to stop it.

Averting the cut would free up state money that lawmakers could spend on schools and roads, but homeowners would miss out on planned property tax relief

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What you need to know about TABOR, Gallagher, Amendment 23 and the hidden forces that constrain spending in Colorado

Colorado’s constitution puts unique limits and mandates on taxation and public spending, leading to wide-ranging effects on public services

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Environmentalists are demanding aggressive action on climate change. How far will Colorado Democrats go?

The political right in Colorado says the defeat of 2,500-foot setback measure signals the state is OK with the status quo for oil and gas

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New economic projections show smaller property tax cut. Colorado has oil and gas to thank (or blame).

The December economic forecasts also show a surplus that gives lawmakers more money to spend, but requires taxpayer refunds, too

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Ranked-choice voting could come to Colorado cities in 2019. Is the statewide ballot next?

DaVita CEO Kent Thiry, who helped lead recent successful ballot measures, is considering whether to back the "instant runoff" election system

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Hickenlooper’s Hail Mary on the Gallagher Amendment falls short. So what now?

There are at least five options for lawmakers to consider as they attempt to untangle the TABOR-Gallagher knot

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Colorado’s messy sales tax system could get more complicated as the state tries to tap into online revenue

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Supreme Court ruled online taxes can't be "burdensome" for interstate sales, but Colorado's complex system will put the ruling to the test