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Colorado voters to decide to limit tax exemptions to fund free school lunch expansion

Lawmakers have sent a measure to the voters that would bring in an additional $101 million a year by limiting tax deductions for high-income earners

Education

Property tax arms race involving Colorado power players grips Capitol as fragile deal starts to deteriorate

Billions of dollars in funding for schools and local governments are hanging in the balance. Those involved in the negotiations have likened the situation to a high-stakes game of chicken.

Politics and Government

Colorado governor, lawmakers unveil plan to slash property taxes by $700M to head off business group’s ballot measure

The relief would last two years. Gov. Jared Polis said his plan is to use that time to find a longer-term solution to Coloradans’ rising property tax bills

Politics and Government

Democrats avoid Jared Polis in quest to ensure Coloradans get the full picture on income tax changes

Senate Bill 222 would refer a measure to the November ballot that would require that voters get more up-front information on how income tax initiatives would affect them

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats aim to quickly pass property tax relief to head off ballot measure from business group, conservatives

Democrats are trying to quickly introduce and pass property tax reduction legislation to head off a 2022 ballot measure from Colorado Concern. Polling indicates that measure may be doomed from the start.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s governor, Democrats unveil plan to advance TABOR refund checks expected in spring 2023

Individual taxpayers would receive $400 under the plan while families would get $800. The money would be sent out as soon as August — before the November 2022 election — instead of the normal timeline of spring 2023.

Politics and Government

Debate over wording of 2022 ballot measure could have multibillion-dollar consequences for Colorado schools

The prospective initiative would cap property valuation growth at 3% annually in an attempt to help homeowners and businesses contend with rising tax bills

Politics and Government

Ballot measure would steer part of TABOR tax refunds to Colorado schools

Colorado voters have consistently voted against statewide education funding measures, rejecting new taxes and holding onto their ability to get tax refunds when the economy is strong

Education

Opinion: ProPublica had no business revealing Polis’ tax returns

Even so, the governor’s explanations don’t match his actions

Opinion Columns

Colorado voters will decide whether to further decrease the state income tax rate

The initiative seeks to reduce the income tax rate to 4.4% from 4.55%

Politics and Government

Littwin: It was a very bad week for Jared Polis. Should that mean anything for Dems in 2022?

In Virginia, the state whose turn from red to blue is most like Colorado’s, a Republican won the governor’s race for the first time since 2009. A year from now Colorado will get its test.

Opinion Columns

Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails

Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers shelve proposal to more than triple property taxes for short-term rentals

The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy Policy rejected the effort, but it could still be introduced during next year's legislative session

Politics and Government

Denver judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to invalidate votes cast for Amendment 78

Judge J. Eric Elliff found that the legal action filed by Bell Policy Center Executive Director Scott Wasserman and Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue was filed too late

Politics and Government

Zornio: Colorado’s 2021 elections are too important to skip. Here are my picks

Evaluating Amendment 78, Propositions 119 and 120 and select local initiatives

Opinion Columns

Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal

State Sen. Chris Hansen, a Denver Democrat, said the change is aimed at ensuring schools and fire departments have enough local funding

Housing

Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning

Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education

Politics and Government

Proposition 120: Voters will decide if Colorado property taxes will go down — at least for some

A law passed in the final days of Colorado’s 2021 legislative session gutted Proposition 120 to apply only to property tax assessment rates for multifamily housing and lodging properties

Politics and Government

Zornio: Fact-checking Jared Polis on COVID, air quality and taxes

How the governor’s interview on Colorado Matters holds up to the facts. There has been intense debate.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s economic recovery remains strong, but delta variant and supply chain issues are holding it back

Consumer spending is propping up the state’s economic growth as Colorado restaurant and hotel revenues exceed pre-pandemic levels

Politics and Government
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