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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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