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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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  • 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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  • Regressive Taxation in Colorado: Two Competing Views

    Regressive Taxation in Colorado: Two Competing Views0

    • January 28, 2021

    Colorado has a regressive tax burden that punishes the poor. It’s not fair. Voters in the Centennial State heard that a lot last year, but is it true? If so, how and why, and what should be done about it? Key Takeaways: The Colorado tax code imposes an overall regressive tax burden. While the overall

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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

    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 Colorado Sun reported on

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  • Microgrids: save the date for disruptive technology

    Microgrids: save the date for disruptive technology0

    • August 29, 2019

    Autonomy, reliable electricity, and a business structure that renders the century old electric monopoly utility model obsolete. Wholesale adoption of microgrids hasn’t have arrived yet, but make no mistake, it’s on the way. Microgrids are like “uber for energy.” People will have the ability to choose what resource powers their home and may even have

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  • Slaying a dragon: Pruitt strikes down the CPP

    Slaying a dragon: Pruitt strikes down the CPP0

    • October 11, 2017

    President Obama and the eco-left’s draconian federal scheme to regulate carbon emissions comes to an end, but Colorado still faces a similar dragon closer to home.  I don’t think I’ve ever written this, but thank goodness for the EPA! Well, actually, thank goodness for Administrator Pruitt’s announcement that he will “formally sign a proposal to

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