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IVYMI: CRA’s Michael Fields on CPT12

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!

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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CO Dems Try to Pull Fast One on Voters

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…

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Lawmakers Looking to Dismantle TABOR

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…

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Disrespect TABOR? Pay the Price.

“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…

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

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)…

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