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 of Rights is a “ghost of what it once was” and a state lawmaker from Mesa County has much to do with that, the head of the Independence Institute said Tuesday.
Jon Caldara told about 85 people that state Rep. Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction, and others “colluded” with Democrats in the Capitol to increase taxes under the guise of calling them a fee during the last legislative session.
The hospital provider fee took $600 million a year outside the state’s revenue limits under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Caldara said in an appearance at Colorado Mesa University sponsored by the Republican Club and the Mesa County Republican Party, and did it without seeking voter approval.
Mesa County Republicans should reject Thurlow’s bid to oust state Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, in the June primary election, Caldara said.