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Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

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Hickenlooper’s Hail Mary on the Gallagher Amendment falls short. So what now?

There are at least five options for lawmakers to consider as they attempt to untangle the TABOR-Gallagher knot

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The new Democratic majority in Colorado needs money for their ambitious agenda. Here’s where they could find it.

Colorado voters rejected tax increases but voted into office a slate of Democratic candidates promising big, and expensive, policies

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Across Colorado, taxpayers granted Gallagher tax relief to a record number of fire protection districts

“I think this shows that things are not functioning as they were intended,” Pueblo state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Democrats, says

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In governor’s race, Jared Polis proposes new carbon tax, endorses other tax hikes

Republican Walker Stapleton backs new bonding to fix roads. Democrat Polis mulls a roll-back of $1.6 billion in corporate tax breaks. Both would tax sports betting.

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“It is going to be very messy”: Opposing oil and gas ballot measures respond to Colorado’s contentious drilling climate

One would set back rigs 2,500 feet from homes and natural features, another would allow property owners to be compensated if value was reduced; critics say either one would be disastrous if passed