Carol Hedges is a recognized expert on the effects of Colorado’s TABOR amendment. Her current research explores spending and taxation in Colorado in light of fairness, efficiency and adequacy. Her most recent report is entitled, Aiming for the Middle, Benchmarks for Colorado’s Future.

Carol is the primary author of the Bell Policy Center publication, Ten Years of TABOR: A Study of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, a comprehensive study of Colorado’s fiscal and budget situation in light of the TABOR constitutional amendment.

Carol has experience in the philanthropic sector and in political service with Governor Roy Romer of Colorado,the National Governors’ Association and with Governor John Carlin of Kansas.

Carol has a BS in Public Administration from Emporia State University and a JD from the University of Kansas.

Carol is currently a Board member for the Front Range Economic Strategies Center in Denver. She is a member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Leadership Advisory Committee and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Governor Ritter’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel.