Colorado newcomers should be grateful for our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

June 12, 2018

If you are part of the more than two million people who relocated to the centennial state since 1992, we know it’s likely that you came for the mountains and microbrews but probably stayed for the job and outdoor lifestyle. There are a few things Jennifer Schubert-Akin and Amy Oliver Cooke think you should know……

Colorado Supreme Court Weakens TABOR

May 16, 2018

The Colorado Supreme Court has issued another in a long string of rulings weakening the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — the part of the Colorado constitution called “TABOR.”

Want to be part of the cool kids?

April 20, 2018

Twenty-seven individuals just added their names to the growing TABORYes coalition, a group that won’t tolerate any more attacks on the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — the greatest gift voters have ever given themselves and future generations. Some of their comments include: I continue to support the concept of TABOR and the positive effects it…

TABOR puts Colorado in the Top 5

April 16, 2018

“Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), said TABOR has prevented wild spending in Colorado.”

Super Model: The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

April 12, 2018

What does Colorado have that voters in other states want? The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights! The ladies at one of our favorite national thinks — the Independent Women’s Forum — know good looking fiscal policy when they see it. Check out Heather Madden‘s latest post on Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights being a “model” for…

Carol hates consent

April 4, 2018

Why does Carol Hedges hate consent? Because she doesn’t like the little people who we call voters and taxpayers to be in charge! Hedges, executive director of the we-never-met-a-tax-increase-we-didn’t-love Fiscal Policy Institute, makes the bold claim that TABOR is an “outdated artifact.” Then, call us old-fashioned because the TABORYes Coalition knows that consent never goes…

Grand Betrayal that Keeps on Giving

April 4, 2018

This column appeared originally in the Denver Post on February 2, 2018. President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress just gave us a large tax cut. But Colorado’s Republican-controlled state Senate had already taken it away. To comprehend how that’s possible, we need to understand the largest betrayal of Republican values in Colorado political history: the…

Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights is a “ghost of what it once was”

April 4, 2018

Elected officials like State Rep Dan Thurlow (R-Grand Junction) are aiding and abetting the destruction of the greatest gift Colorado voters have ever given themselves and future generations — the right to consent. We like voting on whether or not Thurlow et al can take more of OUR money. From the article: Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill…