From the Denver Post:
12711272 allows both RTD and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District to tax items including candy and soft drinks, cigarettes, direct-mail advertising material and food containers.
RTD said reducing the number of tax exemptions could bring in $2.7 million more for much-needed programs like FasTracks. …
But [RTD Board Member Natalie] Menten calls the new taxing authority illegal because voters did not approve it. She terms it a “unconstitutional, regressive tax hike.”
Also, watch RTD Board Member Natalie Menten talk about this with Jon Caldara: