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Colorado Operational Budget 2006-2017

State representative Leonard responds to story on transportation bills

Our Colorado State Budget has grown $1,000,000,000 each year for the past 9 years.

By Rep. Tim Leonard · April 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Gold Dome, Jeffco, Politics, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Republican Senators from left Randy Baumgardner and Kevin Grantham meet with media on Thursday to discuss the fate of two controversial bills. Photo by Sherrie Peif

Bills funding transportation, schools and hospitals appear dead; stalled in the House

“If we’re not going to have any negotiations in good faith, then what they have done has not been in good faith. If we’re not going to have negotiations, then there is no point in having a damn bill.” — Jerry Sonnenberg on SB17-267

By Sherrie Peif · April 21, 2017 · 0 comments · debt, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized
Senate Bill 267: Saving rural Colorado with even more debt and taxes

Senate Bill 267: Saving rural Colorado with even more debt and taxes

If the bill passes, the Hickenlooper Administration can hang a “for sale” sign on everything, including the kitchen sink.

By Linda Gorman · April 11, 2017 · 0 comments · debt, Health Care, Linda Gorman, Taxes
Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted against their usual privacy protection platform.

By Sherrie Peif · April 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Taxes
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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
Photo and copyright: Tony's Takes -  used by permission

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
File photo: Todd Shepherd

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