Posts Tagged ‘Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights’
Mallory: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
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…Read More
Rosen: TABOR Now More Than Ever!
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…Read More
Caldara Baits Leftists to Repeal TABOR
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…Read More
Initiative 87 Would Obliterate TABOR, Gallagher, Amendment 23
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…Read More
Dems Spew Misleading TABOR Info
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,…Read More
Prop CC – State Wants to Keep your TABOR Refunds
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…Read More
ICYMI: Massive Tobacco, Vaping Tax Snubbed Out!
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…Read More
Release: Becker Admits No Safeguards if TABOR Permanently Ended!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202-380-7114 – MBLyng@NovitasCommunications.com 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,…Read More
ICYMI: CO Politicians Want to Grab Your Dough!
Like in the classic Golden Girls episode, Colorado lawmakers want to play “Grab That Dough” with your money. The Colorado Springs Gazette’s editorial board says of the lawmakers who want to trash TABOR: House Bill 1257 represents the latest in a barrage of attempts by Colorado’s legislative Democrats to fundamentally change Colorado in one legislative…Read More
GOP & Prentice Concerned Over Bloated Budget
Despite constraints placed on the state budget by TABOR, Colorado repubs are showing growing concern over a nearly 5% increase in the upcoming budget. As the Independence Institute’s Paul Prentice says to Watchdog, Every dollar spent by the State of Colorado must first come from the private sector in one form or another. TABOR minimizes…Read More