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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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  • Independence Institute Comments on 2nd Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut

    Independence Institute Comments on 2nd Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut0

    • August 3, 2022

    The state constitution requires the state to produce a voter information booklet, commonly known as the “Blue Book,” on every legislatively referred and citizen initiated measure to appear on the statewide election ballot. The booklet, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (LCS), must provide fair and impartial analysis of each measure. LCS solicits comments from the

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  • Reducing state income tax a counter to recession

    Reducing state income tax a counter to recession0

    • August 2, 2022

    Reducing state income tax a counter to recession Today at 8:30 a.m., the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will release second quarter GDP numbers. If it reports negative economic growth as economists expect, then a technical recession has already begun in the United States. Colorado can insulate itself by reducing the state income tax. Understanding why

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  • Independence Institute Comments on Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut

    Independence Institute Comments on Initiative 31 Draft Analysis – Income Tax Cut0

    • July 11, 2022

    The state constitution requires the state to produce a voter information booklet, commonly known as the “Blue Book,” on every legislatively referred and citizen initiated measure to appear on the statewide election ballot. The booklet, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (LCS), must provide fair and impartial analysis of each measure. LCS solicits comments from the

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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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  • Amendment B Repeals Property Owners’  Constitutional Tax Protections

    Amendment B Repeals Property Owners’ Constitutional Tax Protections0

    • October 5, 2020

    Colorado has 4,518 active local governments that collect property taxes. Every single one of them wants more money. So do the interest groups that get money from those governments. Passing Amendment B will help them get it.

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