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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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  • 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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  • Federal court dismisses anti-TABOR lawsuit

    Federal court dismisses anti-TABOR lawsuit0

    • December 24, 2021

    The court should have dismissed this lawsuit immediately . . . .[But] we at Colorado’s Independence Institute took it very seriously. We anticipated that unscrupulous liberal jurists might seize on it as a way to destroy TABOR.

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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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  • 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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  • Denver, Colorado Sales Taxes Increased Without Voter Consent

    Denver, Colorado Sales Taxes Increased Without Voter Consent0

    • March 12, 2021

    Denver’s 2021 budget reveals that the city expects to collect $14 million in new sales tax revenues this year by taking advantage of a 2018 United States Supreme Court ruling for the first time. The State of Colorado began collecting new sales tax revenues under the same scheme in 2019. These tax increases have come

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