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  • Independence Institute Comments on 2nd Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut

    Independence Institute Comments on 2nd Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut0

    • August 3, 2022

    The state constitution requires the state to produce a voter information booklet, commonly known as the “Blue Book,” on every legislatively referred and citizen initiated measure to appear on the statewide election ballot. The booklet, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (LCS), must provide fair and impartial analysis of each measure. LCS solicits comments from the

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  • Independence Institute Comments on Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut

    Independence Institute Comments on Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut0

    • July 11, 2022

    The state constitution requires the state to produce a voter information booklet, commonly known as the “Blue Book,” on every legislatively referred and citizen initiated measure to appear on the statewide election ballot. The booklet, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (LCS), must provide fair and impartial analysis of each measure. LCS solicits comments from the

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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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  • 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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  • How The Colorado Transportation Bill Circumvents TABOR and Proposition 117

    How The Colorado Transportation Bill Circumvents TABOR and Proposition 1170

    • May 17, 2021

    Year-after-year, voters continue to send a message to Colorado politicians that they want a chance to vote on tax increases regardless of whether legislators call them “taxes” or “fees.” With this year’s transportation bill (SB 21-260), legislators have found multiple creative ways to disregard the will of the people. Their legal gymnastics to get around

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