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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
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
Don’t rig the bar for citizens’ initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Don’t rig the bar for citizens’ initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Anyone who says it’s too easy to change our state constitution has either never tried or is wildly wealthy.

By Jon Caldara · September 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
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Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

“Raise the Bar” is running an initiative that would require future initiated amendments to pass with a supermajority of 55 percent instead of the current 50 percent plus one. However, initiatives that would repeal any current provision of the state constitution can pass with only a simple majority, as now.

By Peter Blake · June 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics
Photo credit: Todd Shepherd

Hillman: Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

The spending lobby likes to pretend that these changes are the result of demographics. They are not. Rather, they represent a calculated choice by lawmakers to expand social welfare programs.

By Mark Hillman · May 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Economy, Education, Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Coalition of contractors file 10 possible initiatives for more road building

Coalition of contractors file 10 possible initiatives for more road building

Nine of the 10 initiatives would raise $640 million the first year by hiking the state sales tax rate to 3.52 percent from the current 2.9 percent. Only the details vary.

By Peter Blake · March 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Gold Dome, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
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Colorado’s provider ‘fee’: Even the federal government knows its a tax

To get around both the letter and the spirit of their constitutional duty, they simply labeled the provider tax a “fee” and imposed it.

By Linda Gorman · March 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Blog note, Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
File photo: Todd Shepherd

Blake: Funding transportation needs adds fuel to the fire

If taxes are a must, user-pay levies are generally considered the fairest. Those who drive their cars over the roads pay their taxes at the pump. Those who don’t drive don’t have to pay.

By Peter Blake · March 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Health Care, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
BLAKE: There’s no such thing as a ‘FASTER’ ‘TABOR’

BLAKE: There’s no such thing as a ‘FASTER’ ‘TABOR’

CDOT’s current budget is about $1.4 billion, Menten said, while RTD’s is $1.1 billion — way out of proportion to RTD’s usefulness.

By Peter Blake · February 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Constitutional Law, Economy, Gold Dome, Open Records, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Boulder Valley School District Superintendent Bruce Messinger talks about the need for more money for education at the State Capitol.

Colorado Superintendents ask for increased funding

Democrats want roll back TABOR so that government can grow to meet what they see as rising funding needs. Republicans, on the other hand, believe that the answer lies in the state closely reevaluating where and how it spends its money, including in education.

By Sherrie Peif · January 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Gold Dome, Jeffco, Littleton, Politics, TABOR, Taxes, Uncategorized