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  • Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute

    Judge Gorsuch and the Independence Institute0

    • January 31, 2017

    The Independence Institute has specific reason to celebrate the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In 2011, a group of anti-TABOR plaintiffs sued in Denver federal court, arguing that TABOR violated the U.S. Constitution because it was inconsistent with the Constitution’s guarantee that every state have a “republican form of government.” (Kerr v.

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  • New Video on TABOR—the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

    New Video on TABOR—the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights0

    • January 31, 2017

    Fred Holden (below) and Rob Natelson, both Senior Fellows at the Independence Institute, talk about the famous Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of  Rights in this interview.

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  • TABOR: All About the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

    TABOR: All About the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights0

    • January 9, 2017

    Rules limiting the legislature’s ability to tax, spend, and/or incur debt appear in the U.S. Constitution and in the constitutions of almost all states. But probably the most famous and most controversial is Colorado’s “Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights,” or TABOR.  TABOR gives the people, voting in referenda, the final say on most state and local

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  • All the taxes you cannot see

    All the taxes you cannot see0

    • January 9, 2017

    by Jon Caldara Seeing is believing. So, it’s no wonder many in government prefer to work in the dark. It’s not just that they don’t want us to know what they’re fully doing. They don’t want us to know what we’re fully paying. The reason for this emotional manipulation is clear. If the cost of

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  • Counting the Cash Again: An Update on Colorado School Finance

    Counting the Cash Again: An Update on Colorado School Finance0

    • October 31, 2016

    School finance is a constant topic of interest in Colorado education discussions. However, the complex nature of school finance means that many do not feel adequately prepared to meaningfully participate in these conversations. In his latest publication, Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard provides the information needed to have honest, accurate discussions of Colorado’s school finance

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  • Caldara’s Newsletter 09-27-16 “The conservative argument against Amendment 71”0

    • September 27, 2016

    As someone who has dedicated their career to limiting government and protecting the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, I wanted to share the conservative case against Amendment 71 – what we’re calling “Rig the Bar.” Here is my op-ed that was originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette and later on Complete Colorado. ———————————————- Do you

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