Taxes

Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

If the cost of government is hidden into the cost of our daily lives, we feel like we’re not paying as much as we really are.

By Jon Caldara · January 18, 2017 · 0 comments · Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation
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K-12 Education in 2016 both exciting and frustrating at times

“It doesn’t do anything but show the NAACP is out of step with the rest of African Americans in this country who want a good quality education for their students and support charter schools.” — Terrance Carroll.

By Sherrie Peif · December 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes
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Colorado can do more to improve economic freedom

Politicians in Denver and at the local level should reduce corporate welfare spending that puts small businesses at a disadvantage, cut taxes and regulations, and shrink their government bureaucracies.

By Dean Stansel · December 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Politics, Taxes
Blake: Vail Resorts now has buyer’s remorse over ‘handshake agreement’ with government

Blake: Vail Resorts now has buyer’s remorse over ‘handshake agreement’ with government

The proposed lift-ticket tax was passed overwhelmingly by the town’s voters last November. But almost immediately the council decided the parking garage wasn’t a priority.

By Peter Blake · October 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Peter Blake, Politics, Taxes, Transportation
Amendment 72: Colorado voters should reject massive tobacco tax increase

Amendment 72: Colorado voters should reject massive tobacco tax increase

Voting “NO” on Amendment 72 is the best way to keep Colorado’s economy growing, protect taxpayers, and respect the state constitution.

By Michi Iljazi · October 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Politics, Taxes
Weld Commissioners fringe benefits have gone untaxed and unreported for decades

Weld Commissioners fringe benefits have gone untaxed and unreported for decades

“It is clear this is being deemed as compensation otherwise they would not have justification for giving this benefit to the commissioners and not the rest of the employees in the county,” Hare said.

By Sherrie Peif · October 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
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Amendment 72: Constitutionally guaranteed revenues for state bureaucracies is horrible fiscal policy

Amendment 72 creates a constitutionally mandated stream of revenue for two state health bureaucracies that seek to shake off the shackles of legislative budgetary oversight.

By Linda Gorman · October 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Linda Gorman, TABOR, Taxes
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Amendment 69: ColoradoCare will bring unnecessary suffering for patients

Amendment 69 will create ColoradoCare. Its supporters say that ColoradoCare will provide outstanding health for everyone for less. Premiums and deductibles will go away. Cede control over your health care, your liberty, and an additional 10 percent of your income to an unaccountable government monopoly health provider, in return you will get cradle-to-grave care. Monopoly systems like ColoradoCare have been […]

By Linda Gorman · September 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, Taxes
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Blake: All ‘hail’ the taxi industry’s last legal monopoly

Street hails are a relatively new development in Colorado. They’re still virtually unknown in the suburbs, and Denver City Council only legalized them in 2007, a year in advance of the Democratic National Convention here.

By · September 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Peter Blake, Taxes