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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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