Republicans say Colorado is hurtling toward a possible budget deficit as a dozen new state offices are created
Democrats dismiss the claims as election-year posturing, pointing to money set aside in reserves.
Colorado’s state budget drives decisions that affect us all, but it’s long and complicated. We’re here to help.
The Colorado Sun’s Capitol Sunlight project will help you make sense of the budget and how money is spent.
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.
For the first time, TABOR triggers an income tax rate cut. Here’s how much you can save on 2019 taxes.
Colorado will temporarily lower the income tax rate to 4.5% -- a move Gov. Jared Polis is celebrating despite concerns from his party
Three budget numbers that will set the tone for the 2020 legislative session in Colorado
The December economic forecasts show slower growth and TABOR limits will restrain state spending in the next budget year
$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.
With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.
Democrats in the Colorado legislature will have to choose between sacrificing parts of their ambitious agenda, or finding creative –– and politically risky –– ways to pay for it
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
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
Proposition CC campaign is door-to-door combat as both sides turnout supporters ahead of 2019 election
The 2019 ballot question in Colorado is complicated and heavy with political implications for Democrats and Republicans alike
It’s Election Day in Colorado! Here’s what you need to know about casting your ballot and what’s on it
Voters will make decisions in November about two questions involving taxes that the Democratic-led state legislature put on the ballot
Proposition CC explained: What it means to end the spending caps in TABOR and the money at stake
The debate for Prop. CC involves whether to keep TABOR refunds, or send the tax dollars to three key areas: education, colleges and transportation.
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
Now we know how much money is at stake on the 2019 ballot with Proposition CC and TABOR refunds in Colorado
New economic forecasts show the state may refund as much as $1.7 billion to taxpayers in the next three fiscal years -- but not all will benefit the same
TABOR faces a reckoning with Prop. CC. Here’s what you should know about its impact on state spending
One reason why the TABOR cap is so contentious is because the state took on a larger role in supporting education and health care
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
Colorado voters may face ballot question to repeal TABOR after court ruling with “broad implications”
The 5-2 opinion reverses a state title board decision in January that ruled the ballot measure violated the single subject clause of the state constitution
Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?
The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.