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  • Help Energize our Economy with a Tax Cut!

    Help Energize our Economy with a Tax Cut!0

    • May 20, 2020

    This week, we at Independence started a petition drive for a very big idea in the form of a tiny, little tax cut. Why? We must energize our economy. And in order to do that people need to be able to use more of their own money. It’s time to lower taxes and get people

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  • Independence Institute Launches Tax Reduction Ballot Initiative

    Independence Institute Launches Tax Reduction Ballot Initiative0

    • May 18, 2020

    To “Energize our Economy” Independence Institute Launches Tax Reduction Ballot Initiative May 18, 2020 Denver – Independence Institute, Colorado’s free-market think tank, announces its petition drive launch today of a ballot initiative that will reduce the flat Colorado state income tax rate from 4.63% to 4.55%. The signature gathering process for Initiative #306 will begin today.

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  • House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

    House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?0

    • March 7, 2017

    Increasing state spending as population grows assumes that larger populations require more government services. This may not always be the case, but it at least refrains from taxing people simply because they work harder.

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  • Why date rapists hate TABOR

    Why date rapists hate TABOR0

    • February 28, 2017

    by Jon Caldara The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights does NOT limit tax and spending. In fact, TABOR allows Colorado governments, all 3,700 of them, to rake in and keep unlimited amounts of money and heap unlimited amounts of debt upon your children. It requires you merely be asked first. That’s it. Ask first. You won’t

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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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