Proposition 116 explained: Colorado must decide whether an income tax cut is worth a hit to state budget
The measure would lower the state’s income tax on individuals and corporations to 4.55% from 4.63%, lowering state revenue more than $150 million a year
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Amendment B explained: What repealing the Gallagher Amendment would mean for Colorado and your property taxesBrian Eason Election 2020 Primary category in which blog post is published
Amendment B puts spotlight on Gallagher’s mixed legacy of budget cuts, tax relief and inequality in ColoradoBrian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrivesJohn Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term
Colorado Democrats pare back bill eliminating tax breaks to reach accord with governor, business interests
The revised measure preserves many tax breaks but still pours more than $100 million into education for the next fiscal year. The original version lasted longer and generated more money.
State lawmakers have been busy in the final days of an odd, abbreviated lawmaking term. Here are the big-ticket items that you’ll want to know about.
Here’s the nuance behind Colorado Democrats’ effort to eliminate 9 tax breaks, pump $1.6 billion into state coffers
Colorado lawmakers have used the elimination of tax breaks in prior recessions to bolster the state’s budget. But there are legal questions and unknowns around whether Gov. Jared Polis will sign off on House Bill 1420, which also gives immigrants access to a tax credit.
A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado
The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.
The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget
Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead
Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall
TABOR repeal is off the table for 2020. Now it’s Initiative 271, a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy
Vision 2020 Colorado, a coalition behind a tax system overhaul, tells The Sun it will move forward with a graduated income tax measure that will lower taxes for the vast majority