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Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

House Republican Leader Hugh McKean: 2 bills that show how Colorado Democrats fought against you

At a time of economic turmoil, with skyrocketing cost of living, inflation, and high unemployment, Democrats’ policies are prolonging the pain.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s economy has recovered so quickly that the legislature will have to refund taxpayers under TABOR

While state coffers have recovered and employment is increasing, low-income, Black and Hispanic workers still lag in job recovery

Politics and Government

Lawmakers can allow school districts to raise property taxes without voter approval, Colorado Supreme Court rules

Monday’s ruling will likely allow districts to recoup millions of dollars in lost revenue and resolve a complicated tax issue that’s been swirling around the legislature and schools since 2007

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats want to use one of TABOR’s most effective tax-halting mechanisms for themselves

House Bill 1321 comes as progressives have all but given up on doing away with TABOR, the 1992 constitutional amendment that has served as a third rail in Colorado politics ever since its passage

Politics and Government

Federal appeals court to consider future of lawsuit over Colorado’s TABOR

The 1992 Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights requires that tax increases be approved by voters

Politics and Government

Millions more for Colorado K-12 schools? Lawmakers seek court opinion first.

Current Colorado lawmakers want to slowly increase local school district property taxes without a vote. They say it doesn't violate the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights because a generation ago voters agreed to higher rates and state officials improperly lowered them.

Education

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.

Politics and Government

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

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

Amendment B explained: What repealing the Gallagher Amendment would mean for Colorado and your property taxes

Colorado lawmakers voted in bipartisan fashion to ask voters to remove the constitutional amendment, but didn’t offer a replacement plan

Election 2020

Opinion: Cut defense spending to invest in our coronavirus recovery

Opinion Columns

Colorado Democrats just proposed an enormous change to how health insurance programs are funded

Senate Bill 215, which would create a new fee on the health insurance premiums paid by close to a million Coloradans, affects the funding for the reinsurance program but may also face strong legal challenges

Health

Colorado is the only state without a rainy day fund. Now the coronavirus means it will pay the price.

Colorado's budget reserve fund is now larger than it was in previous years, but leaders knew it wouldn’t be enough to weather a storm

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers are looking at how to close a $3 billion budget shortfall. Here’s the roadmap.

The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers inch forward on transportation deal as gas tax hike becomes political touch point

Americans for Prosperity is launching ads at gas station pumps and sending mailers criticizing lawmakers for overspending tax dollars

Transportation

Colorado progressives have a new target in their pursuit of a tax overhaul: the rich. Here’s why.

A host of proposed ballot measures for 2020 and proposals at the state Capitol are putting Colorado’s uneven tax system in the spotlight

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

The tax fight continues in Colorado as liberal group files 35 more ideas for the 2020 ballot

The proposed ballot initiatives would move the state back toward a graduated, or progressive, tax system that would mean higher taxes for the wealthy

Politics and Government
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