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  • Interview with Paul Prentice: Economic Impact COVID-19 Policies in Colorado

    Interview with Paul Prentice: Economic Impact COVID-19 Policies in Colorado0

    • November 24, 2021

    Paul Prentice, economist and Independence Institute senior fellow, sits down with Jon Caldara to discuss his study Unequal Opportunities, Unequal Outcomes: The COVID-19 Recession in Colorado. The study explores Colorado’s policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and social consequences of those policies for various populations across the state.   I don’t know

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  • A Path to Zero Income Tax for Colorado0

    • November 16, 2021

    When an interviewer recently asked Colorado’s Democratic governor Jared Polis what the state’s income-tax rate should be, he answered without hesitation: “It should be zero.” For many Coloradans, this came as no surprise: The effort to chisel away at the income tax has already gained steam in the state. Last year, voters reduced the tax

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  • Backgrounder: $617 million in Hidden Taxes from 2021 Session0

    • June 15, 2021

    With the 2021 Colorado regular legislative session concluded, lawmakers have approved tax and fee increases on Coloradans of up to $617 million annually without voter consent. The new revenues are enough to give every schoolteacher in Colorado a $11,343.65 per year raise. The tax and fee increases amount to an average of $430 per year

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  • Regressive Fees Fund Transportation Bill

    Regressive Fees Fund Transportation Bill0

    • May 18, 2021

    Despite being awash with funds from improved revenues and billions of dollars in federal pandemic aid to the state, Democrat legislators have chosen to fund their transportation priorities with regressive new fees that disproportionately impact the poorest Coloradans. The $5.3 billion transportation bill (SB 21-260) working its way through the legislature this week will create approximately $3.8 billion in new

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  • Colorado Housing Agency Budget Hiked Despite Reduction Request

    Colorado Housing Agency Budget Hiked Despite Reduction Request0

    • February 22, 2021

    Contrary to what Coloradans have been hearing about state budget shortfalls since the coronavirus pandemic began last year, a Feb. 17 Joint Budget Committee (JBC) hearing would lead an outside observer to believe the state is overly flush with funds, with the committee voting to force more money into the Colorado housing agency budget than

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  • Murrey: Democrat deal on Prop EE benefits big tobacco, squeezes small biz

    Murrey: Democrat deal on Prop EE benefits big tobacco, squeezes small biz0

    • January 28, 2021

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX5Tx9PrHTA[/embedyt] The greatest friend of big business is big government. Thanks to apparent backroom dealings with Colorado Democrats, big tobacco and big government are poised to win big in Colorado with the passage of the state’s new cigarette, tobacco, and nicotine taxes. Small business and the poor come out the losers. Last week, The

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