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Colorado Fiscal Institute

Colorado Fiscal Institute
Colorado Fiscal Institute

This senior property tax exemption has saved Colorado’s older homeowners millions. But it also has an equity problem.

As lawmakers continue their efforts to address housing issues, the exemption that’s less available to people of color will get a hard look with an eye toward fairness

Housing

Colorado Democrats want to use one of TABOR’s most effective tax-halting mechanisms for themselves

House Bill 1321 comes as progressives have all but given up on doing away with TABOR, the 1992 constitutional amendment that has served as a third rail in Colorado politics ever since its passage

Politics and Government

Sen. Winter, Rep. Gray: It’s time for Congress to catch up to Colorado on paid family leave

We desperately need transformational change that will dismantle the economic barriers that have burdened working Americans for decades.

Opinion Columns

Colorado businesses would be required to accept cash under measure headed to governor’s desk

House Bill 1048 comes amid an increase in digital transactions accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Opponents say the policy is onerous.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Using federal COVID stimulus dollars to backfill Colorado’s unemployment insurance trust fund is a bad idea

Instead of stimulating the economy a year from now, we should use the money to stimulate the economy today.

Opinion Columns

New Year, new minimum wage: Colorado’s hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour

The increase worries businesses already reeling from pandemic restrictions, including restaurants where tipped workers will get $9.30 an hour. Others say it’s long overdue.

Economy

Opinion: Congress should deliver holiday COVID-19 relief

Opinion Columns

TABOR repeal is off the table for 2020. Now it’s Initiative 271, a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

Vision 2020 Colorado, a coalition behind a tax system overhaul, tells The Sun it will move forward with a graduated income tax measure that will lower taxes for the vast majority

Politics and Government

The tax fight continues in Colorado as liberal group files 35 more ideas for the 2020 ballot

The proposed ballot initiatives would move the state back toward a graduated, or progressive, tax system that would mean higher taxes for the wealthy

Politics and Government

More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.

Business

The next fiscal fight in Colorado starts now: A bid to repeal TABOR and one to raise taxes on top earners

The defeat of Proposition CC on the 2019 ballot is not deterring a movement by liberal groups for a graduated income tax system

Politics and Government

The TABOR battle is reaching new levels. Critics are testing 18 ways to rewrite Colorado tax policy.

The challenge to unraveling TABOR, Amendment 23 and the Gallagher Amendment starts with finding the right ballot wording ahead of 2020 election

Politics and Government

Opinion: Criminalizing wage theft is only one step in the right direction

Opinion Columns

Few Colorado workers get paid time off to care for a new baby or sick family member. Changing that is a key goal for Democrats.

The measure, shot down in 2018 by Republicans concerned about small businesses, returns for a fifth time

Politics and Government

Jared Polis cheers a GOP tax cut plan, and his political allies shudder

The debate comes as a new report shows the gap between the effective tax rates of the rich and poor has grown wider in Colorado.

Politics and Government