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Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

“If the IRS sides with me in finding the county was errant or negligent on this issue, I will be calling for the resignation of Bruce Barker and Don Warden,” the news release said. “When on the County Council, both came before us and adamantly argued their position. — Jeff Hare, Weld County resident, CPA and former County Council member.

By Sherrie Peif · March 15, 2017 · 0 comments · Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
A group of students from Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs cheer for school choice at the School Choice Rally on the West steps of the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2017.

Charter school funding bill gaining bipartisan support; Dems get support on amendment

“It would be easier and more politically expedient, if I just voted no on this bill. But I can’t do that because our public education system is broken.” — Democrat Senator Dominick Moreno.

By Sherrie Peif · March 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized
TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

I have decided to take my name off HB 1187 and will be voting against it.

By Sherrie Peif · March 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Linda Gorman, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Uncategorized
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House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

A GOP-sponsored bill in the legislature would likely let state government keep more of your tax money whether it needs it or not.

By Linda Gorman · March 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Linda Gorman, TABOR, Taxes
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Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

“We are going to put this to rest,” Marble said. “Because they are pretty much not needed according to the Colorado Energy Office.” — Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Weld/Larimer

By Sherrie Peif · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Gold Dome, Michael Sandoval, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Proponents say since charter school students are public school students, and they should have equal access to money collected through property taxes.

By Sherrie Peif · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Uncategorized
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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
File photo - Todd Shepherd

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