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Top spenders on Colorado ballot measures all claimed victory in 2020 election, new reports show

Two nonprofits that don't disclose donors emerged as the top individual contributors at the state level this year, highlighting a loophole in state transparency law

Politics and Government

Opinion: Colorado bucks partisanship to repeal Gallagher Amendment

Opinion Columns

The 2020 election untied and retied the fiscal knot in Colorado with decisions on Gallagher and taxes

In the 2020 election, the fickle Colorado electorate sent mixed messages on taxes and spending with big implications for the future

Politics and Government

Colorado election 2020 results: President, Senate, House and ballot questions

The latest Colorado election results reported in real-time in the top races on the ballot

Election 2020

Nicolais: An extraordinary group of supporters have proclaimed Amendment B the right thing for Colorado

The campaign to repeal the Gallagher Amendment has brought together people and groups that have spent decades accustomed to fighting each other

Opinion Columns

Can you trust the blue book? Colorado officials say they prioritize nonpartisanship in analyzing ballot questions

Colorado sent ballot information guides known as the blue book to 2.5 million voters ahead of the 2020 election to help them decipher 11 statewide ballot questions.

Election 2020

Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more

The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado

Election 2020

Amendment B explained: What repealing the Gallagher Amendment would mean for Colorado and your property taxes

Colorado lawmakers voted in bipartisan fashion to ask voters to remove the constitutional amendment, but didn’t offer a replacement plan

Election 2020

Opinion: Stop digging a hole for first responders, schools and small businesses. Vote “yes” on Amendment B

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar write that the Gallagher Amendment has no business being in the state constitution.

Opinion Columns

Amendment B puts spotlight on Gallagher’s mixed legacy of budget cuts, tax relief and inequality in Colorado

A new Colorado Sun analysis of state property tax data determined that Gallagher has exacerbated Colorado’s urban-rural divide, gashing public budgets in small communities that already struggle to afford essential services.

Politics and Government

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to hold up blue book printing over Gallagher Amendment language

Analysis created by nonpartisan legislative staff was removed last week and replaced with a description written by lawmakers

Politics and Government

Rewrite of Gallagher Amendment repeal explanation in Colorado’s state-issued voter guide leads to lawsuit

“Protect Our Homes Colorado,” which opposes Amendment B, has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the printing of the so-called blue book until changes are made

Politics and Government

Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrives

Four questions are pending approval from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, including a measure to create paid family and medical leave program and a state income tax cut

Politics and Government

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

Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.

The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge

Politics and Government

Gallagher led to $35 billion in residential property tax cuts. Now Colorado lawmakers want voters to repeal it.

A measure at the Capitol to put the question on the 2020 ballot appears fast-tracked for passage with bipartisan support

Politics and Government

Coronavirus may trigger the second-largest property tax cut in Colorado history, further crippling local budgets

The reductions under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment would slash total school district revenue by an estimated $491 million. Fire districts would also be hard hit.

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

Colorado schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.

Democratic lawmakers don't plan to go along with Gov. Jared Polis' plan to freeze the property tax rate, saying it's not worth the political effort

Politics and Government

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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