Report: State retained $2.6 billion in last fiscal year from Referendum C

October 21, 2020

For the fiscal year that just ended, Colorado retained $2.6 billion through the 2005 Referendum C measure, and the fiscal year beginning in 2021 will see an estimated $617.7 million retained, according to a report from Legislative Council Staff.

Mallory: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

July 30, 2019

Jesse Mallory, director of Americans For Prosperity’s Issue Committee, reminds us of the lessons of Novembers past over at CompleteColorado’s Page Two. He reminds us of what happened back in 05 with Ref C: In 2005, voters were promised that if the state were allowed to keep the excess revenue that should have been refunded…

Rosen: TABOR Now More Than Ever!

July 25, 2019

Over on CompleteColorado‘s Page Two, Mike Rosen warns that the attacks on TABOR are dangerous especially because we need it now more than ever. He also notes that the Dems are trying to confuse voters by not using the term “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” in the ballot initiative language. Fortunately, “the [title] board, in a…

Caldara Baits Leftists to Repeal TABOR

July 1, 2019

In his recent Denver Post column, Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, trolls the Left by egging them on to do what they’ve really been aiming to do all along: repeal TABOR. Instead of continuing to dance around the issue by calling for “TABOR time-outs” and calling new taxes “fees,” Caldara urges them to…

Initiative 87 Would Obliterate TABOR, Gallagher, Amendment 23

June 6, 2019

The TABOR fight is reaching new heights, or depths. As to Colorado Sun reports, Carol Hedges’s liberal “think tank” the Colorado Fiscal Institute “has offered a whopping 18 different proposals for the 2020 ballot regarding the state’s tax system, all designed to test how many constitutional changes they can legally pack into a single ballot…

IVYMI: CRA’s Michael Fields on CPT12

May 30, 2019

Colorado Rising Action‘s Michael Fields recently appeared on Colorado Public Television’s Devil’s Advocate. As Complete Colorado reports, Fields discussed whether Colorado voters will give up their tax refunds for good. See for yourself below!

Dems Spew Misleading TABOR Info

May 29, 2019

Once again, Colorado Democrats are misleading voters when it comes to TABOR and the state budget. As The Center Square reports, Democratic Rep. K.C. Becker claims Colorado can’t make improvements “because the state constitution prohibits the budget from growing with the economy.” But as Barry Poulson, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Colorado,…

Prop CC – State Wants to Keep your TABOR Refunds

May 23, 2019

This year’s money grab has an official title: Proposition CC. The state will “ask your permission to keep refunds from the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) to allocate towards transportation projects, public K-12 schools, and higher education,” according to KOAA. With Colorado’s constantly-ballooning budget, it’s hard to believe the money will be well-spent. And hopefully…

ICYMI: Massive Tobacco, Vaping Tax Snubbed Out!

May 3, 2019

A bill imposing a massive tax hike on tobacco and vaping products was quickly killed on Thursday, just one day before the end of the Colorado State session. As Mike Krause at Complete Colorado notes: House Bill 1333 would have asked voters to raise taxes on a pack of cigarettes to $2.59 from the current…

Release: Becker Admits No Safeguards if TABOR Permanently Ended!

April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202-380-7114 – Colorado Speaker of the House Unable to Promise Any Spending Assurances Should Voters Approve Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights Refund Repeal Speaker K.C. Becker admits in House Finance Committee debate that permanently ending TABOR refunds would leave no safeguards as to where taxpayer money would be allocated DENVER, April 9,…