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  • Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices

    Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices0

    • September 29, 2022

    Despite Governor Polis’s last minute hand-wringing, the EPA has announced that expensive new gasoline requirements will absolutely be coming to the Denver Metro area. According to the Colorado Sun: The Environmental Protection Agency can’t let Colorado off the hook for imposing more expensive reformulated gas to fight ozone pollution beginning in 2024, the agency said in

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  • The Tax and Regulate Reality Behind Governor Polis’s Libertarian Image

    The Tax and Regulate Reality Behind Governor Polis’s Libertarian Image0

    • September 26, 2022

    To what extent is Jared Polis a pro-liberty or libertarian governor? Here we can take “libertarian” broadly to mean support for free markets and personal liberties. There is no precise measure of the “libertarianness” of Polis’s various policies and actions that might yield some overall objective score. Some of his policies and actions are pro-liberty,

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  • Tax Expenditure Modifications, 2019-2022: Governor Polis’s Record on Special Interest Tax Benefits

    Tax Expenditure Modifications, 2019-2022: Governor Polis’s Record on Special Interest Tax Benefits0

    • September 19, 2022

    Governor Polis has garnered national recognition for his politically libertarian and right-leaning ideas as a Democrat, especially on the issues of limited government and tax policy. Breaking from the Democrat party line, during the 9News gubernatorial candidates debate in October 2018, he told Coloradans he wanted to eliminate special interest tax benefits and use the

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  • LISTEN: Governor Polis’ 2022 Budget with Ben Murrey

    LISTEN: Governor Polis’ 2022 Budget with Ben Murrey0

    • February 10, 2022

    Governor Jared Polis released his FY2022-23 budget proposal in November 2021. On December 2, Independence Institute’s Fiscal Policy Director Ben Murrey went on KLZ 560 AM in Denver to speak with host Kim Monson and discuss the governor’s budget, the massive expansion in state revenues over the past decade, and the economic outlook for the

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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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  • Polis appointee: “Caldara is a piece of sh*t!”

    Polis appointee: “Caldara is a piece of sh*t!”0

    • March 2, 2021

    Hey, I’m very used to being called many variations of this, because often enough it’s true. But I’m surprised to have it come from a member of the tolerance-celebrating, diversity-happy Polis administration. Quick bit of background here. I write a weekly Sunday column which appears in the Denver and Colorado Springs Gazettes and Colorado Politics.

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