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Colorado Rising Action

Colorado lawmakers launch last-minute effort to drive down property taxes and combat skyrocketing assessments

The measure would also allow people to put off any residential property tax payments over 4% starting in the 2023 tax year and until they sell their property

Economy

Proposition 117 explained: Colorado voters would have more control over government fees

The use of enterprise fees to fund government programs has ballooned since the passage of TABOR made tax hikes harder to get approved.

Election 2020

John Hickenlooper’s legal defense against ethics complaint cost taxpayers $150,000, a final tally shows

Colorado paid an outside attorney $525 an hour to represent the former governor against the ethics complaint first made in October 2018

Politics and Government

Opinion: Oil and gas bankruptcies are problematic for Colorado taxpayers

Opinion Columns

Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

Already trouble signs are emerging signaling that would-be allies lack the enthusiasm needed to sell the 2020 electorate on a difficult ballot question

Politics and Government

Opinion: The climate disrupters are coming out of the woodwork, and they aren’t afraid

Opinion Columns

$10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money couldn’t push Proposition CC to passage

A look at the final campaign cash reports shows plenty of dark money on Proposition CC and two major players betting big on Proposition DD.

Politics and Government

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

Meet the million-dollar man behind Proposition CC on Colorado’s 2019 ballot

Dan Ritchie is making his greatest political investment ever and emerging as a leader in the effort to overhaul TABOR

Politics and Government

The political stakes for Proposition CC are huge. It’s a test case for a major fiscal overhaul in Colorado.

The supporters of the ballot question to end TABOR's limits on tax collections signaled that the measure is just the first step toward untying the state's fiscal knot

Politics and Government

Is Colorado’s 2019 ballot question about TABOR spending caps really a tax hike? The answer is sort of.

The question at the heart of the political debate for November's ballot leads to two correct and seemingly contradictory answers

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

Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

Politics and Government

Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general, Phil Weiser, talks about his tracker mea culpa

Phil Weiser: "We're building in protections so it doesn't happen again."

Politics and Government