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  • Fees, Enterprises, and Colorado

    Fees, Enterprises, and Colorado0

    • July 29, 2020

    This issue paper discusses how Colorado has created loopholes, such as fees and enterprises, to bypass the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).

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  • Fiscal Crises in Colorado0

    • March 3, 2003

    In Colorado we are experiencing the worst fiscal crises in the last half century. In this study we document the magnitude of the fiscal crises, comparing the revenue shortfall in
    this recession with that in previous recessions. We then explore the reasons for the greater severity of the current fiscal crises in Colorado compared to prior fiscal crises.
    The next sections discuss how our fiscal policies and fiscal rules of the game have contributed to the severity of the fiscal crises. We conclude with a discussion of the need
    for reforms in our fiscal policies and fiscal rules to better achieve budget stability.

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  • Learning to Live Within Colorado’s Tax and Spending Limits0

    • December 9, 2001

    The Colorado Commission on Taxation has just completed a survey of Colorado citizen attitudes toward the tax system. This is an important survey because it reflects the views
    of ordinary citizens rather than that of politicians or special interest groups. It reveals some hostility to taxes and a low trust in the efficiency of government. This skepticism
    toward taxes and government efficiency is directly related to the size of government; citizens have more confidence in local government, less confidence in state government,
    and least confidence in our federal government.

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