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4 charts explaining Colorado’s sharply improving economy, even as low-income workers lag behind

The outlook is so rosy that lawmakers may even be forced to return money to Coloradans in the coming years because of government growth restrictions imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Economy

Online sales boom poses challenges for Colorado tax forecasting — and for brick-and-mortar retailers

A 91% annual increase in e-commerce in Colorado last year is promising big changes to the state's retail landscape. “We are seeing trends that are not just going to be unique to the pandemic era,” says a finance professor.

Business

Governor says Colorado is “bruised, battered and shaken,” but will be built back better than before

The biggest policy proposal Jared Polis introduced during his third State of the State speech, which we annotated, was around taxes

Politics and Government

Longmont may still get its long-promised RTD rail line. But it may need help from Amtrak.

Boulder County voter agreed in 2004 to tax themselves to pay FasTracks rail service and have kicked in $500 million as the 38-mile Northwest line has evolved without stops in Boulder and Longmont.

Transportation

$10 billion in recreational marijuana has now been sold in Colorado, fueled by strong 2020 sales

Colorado retailers continue to set new marijuana sales records each month, and the industry says it’s now time to return all that tax money to education funds.

Business

What’s Working: What happened after the Colorado Dept. of Labor emailed 230,000 people that federal benefits were restarting

Plus: Clarity on the federal benefits rollout, getting verified against fraud when you don’t have a smartphone and yes, there are taxes on unemployment benefits

Economy

Opinion: The American dream will fade without public investment in health, education

Opinion

Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Politics and Government

Opinion: Wealthy Coloradans should support paying their fair share of taxes

Opinion Columns

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

Discount cigarette makers file federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate part of Colorado’s Proposition EE

The companies say the so-called minimum-price provision unfairly benefits premium tobacco brands, like Philip Morris USA, whose parent company, Altria, helped negotiate the language in the ballot measure

Politics and Government

Federal prosecutors charge Texas billionaire with Colorado ties in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

Prosecutors also announced that Robert F. Smith, founder and chairman of Vista Equity Partners, will cooperate in the investigation and pay $139 million to settle his own tax probe

Crime and Courts

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

Election 2020
Proposition 116 explained graphic

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

Opinion: Prop. 116 would only worsen the severe lack of school funding in Colorado

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Prop. 116 would divert money from schools and health care. Why you should vote no.

Colorado legislators say that Proposition 116 would make economic hardships and disparities even worse

Opinion Columns

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
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