Gallagher Amendment

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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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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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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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Across Colorado, taxpayers granted Gallagher tax relief to a record number of fire protection districts

“I think this shows that things are not functioning as they were intended,” Pueblo state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Democrats, says

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Record number of special districts seeking voter relief from Gallagher stranglehold

Hefty ballots landed in mountain-town mailboxes last week with community leaders asking for an array of property and sales tax increases to support fire districts, affordable housing, airline programs and community mental health

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As TABOR, Gallagher and Amendment 23 clash, lawmakers float a major change to tax status for properties used for AirBnb, VRBO to fund schools

Committee convened to solve the financial crisis caused by conflicting tax rules thinks Airbnb, VRBO rooms should be taxed at the commercial property tax rate.