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NEWS ABOUT THE TAXPAYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS

ICYMI: CO Politicians Want to Grab Your Dough!

April 4, 2019

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…

GOP & Prentice Concerned Over Bloated Budget

March 28, 2019

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…

Letter to the Editor: Hands Off Our TABOR!

March 28, 2019

Coloradans know how fortunate they are to have TABOR. As Larry Roche writes in the Reporter-Herald: Regardless of what party is in the majority, TABOR has protected us from the unreasonable tax appetite of the Legislature. The last election cycle, we told the Legislature we did not want additional taxes by defeating all state tax…

CO House Repubs Defend TABOR!

March 21, 2019

House Republicans fired back after Dems announced legislation that would circumvent TABOR and permanently end tax refunds. In a Facebook note, House Republican Leader Patrick Neville called out Dems for being unable to “pay for all of their empty promises made in the last election, so now they want to permanently eliminate your tax refunds…

Hickenlooper Takes Credit for TABOR’s Successes

March 20, 2019

Everyone knows Colorado’s economy is booming thanks to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights…everyone except former Governor and current Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper. Despite campaigning for the last six tax increases that were thankfully defeated at the ballot, Hick is trying to take credit for Colorado’s economy. As Colorado Rising Action’s Michael Fields writes, “In his…

CO Dems Try to Pull Fast One on Voters

March 20, 2019

Colorado Democrats are once again trying to trick voters into killing TABOR. As Amy Oliver Cooke writes in the Greeley Tribune, Dems recently declared their intent to keep all taxpayer money and permanently set aside the spending cap: One example of Democrats’ end-run around TABOR is the FAMLI Leave Act, which is a state-run family…

Lawmakers Looking to Dismantle TABOR

March 19, 2019

Lawmakers have been looking to get rid of TABOR for a long time. As Joey Bunch reports, many on the right are willing to go to war over it: “I think a lot of conservatives would be excited to have that battle,” said Michael Fields, executive director of Colorado Rising Action and one of the…

ICYMI: Coloradans Love TABOR!

March 19, 2019

“You like me…you like me!” A recent survey from Baselice & Associates shows 71% of registered voters in Colorado give a thumbs up to our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). Read the survey memo here and the survey demographics here. So the next time cocktail party chatter turns into TABOR hate speech, you can remind…

Disrespect TABOR? Pay the Price.

June 27, 2018

“The Big Winner Tonight is TABOR” Republican voters overwhelming rejected three high profile candidates who disrespected our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights with their support of Senate Bill 267, a.k.a. “The Grand Betrayal,” said President of the Independence Institute and TABORYes Coalition member Jon Caldara in an email following last night’s primary results. The losers? State…

Dan Mitchell: CO Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should be a role model for nation

June 12, 2018

While the Denver-centric ruling class is doing its best to destroy the greatest gift Colorado voters ever gave themselves or future generations,  nationally renowned economist Dan Mitchell has this to say about our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, “TABOR should be nationally emulated, not locally emasculated.” In his piece titled “Colorado’s Taxpayer [sic] Bill of Rights (TABOR)…