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  • Fairness in retirement age a necessary public pension reform0

    • June 3, 2014

    Imagine that you and your neighbor are friends and professional peers. You belong to the same professional organizations. You each have worked for your respective employers for a long time as retirement approaches. But one of you works for a private employer, the other for the State of Colorado. The state employee can retire with

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  • Special interest giveaways burden Colorado taxpayers, muddy tax code0

    • March 12, 2014

    Last fall, Colorado officials claimed a $1 billion tax increase was needed to save the state’s public schools. Voters did not approve the tax increase. If officials were telling the truth, one would expect that this year they would be directing every extra budget dollar toward K-12 education. This is not happening. Instead, bills currently

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  • Will increasing Colorado’s top income tax bracket by 27 percent affect incomes?0

    • August 6, 2013

    At present, everyone in Colorado pays the same marginal income tax rate, 4.63 cents out of every additional taxable dollar earned. Colorado officials and their allied interest groups support a constitutional amendment both to increase the state’s income tax and to create two tax brackets. They say the additional funding will improve K-12 education, although

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