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.
Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Gallagher led to $35 billion in residential property tax cuts. Now Colorado lawmakers want voters to repeal it.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Coronavirus may trigger the second-largest property tax cut in Colorado history, further crippling local budgetsBy Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.
One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.
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