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News Flash: Tea Party Dies in Colorado

Auden Schendler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education
Auden Schendler

The school district announced that it was moving to a four-day school week. Children in the county will now get an inferior education -- something that will hurt them later in life, and hurts businesses in the region that need an educated workforce.

Douglas Bruce Fought The Law, Will The Law Win?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.06.2011 | Denver

Doug Bruce's resume could easily include these bylines: Anti-tax crusader, TABOR author, small government enthusiast. But what about "Colorado lawyer...

Bill To Temporarily Forgive Delinquent Taxpayers Clears Committee

Denver Daily News | Peter Marcus | Posted 06.08.2011 | Denver

A bill that would give delinquent taxpayers a reprieve on their back taxes passed its second hurdle yesterday. The Senate Appropriations Committee ...

Colo. Fiscal Policy Institute Withdraws Tax-Increase Initiatives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute withdrew a series of ballot initiatives on Monday aimed at establishing a graduated income tax. In early Februar...

Accountants, Businesses Say State Tax Computer System Wrought With Errors | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Department of Revenue's new computer system has been effective since parts of it have been rolled out over the past several years. But...

Tom Cruise A Colorado Rancher?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One doesn't need to be a close observer of Hollywood to know that Tom Cruise is decidedly NOT a rancher or farmer. However, that's exactly how the ac...

Some Senate Dems Reject Hickenlooper Budget, Propose Raising More Revenue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"'We know that economic development and education are one and the same. What we're doing is cutting economic development," State Senator Rollie Heath,...

Hickenlooper Proposes Massive Cuts To Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper delivered his budget plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year to the Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday. The Governor is proposin...

Hickenlooper's Class Solidarity

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

While Colorado's new governor campaigned on promises of being an education governor, he has just proposed historically massive cuts to its already comparatively underfunded public schools.

Hick Banking On 'Red Tape' Reduction Over Tax Reform

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he hoped legislation will be produced this session to reduce "red tape" that clutters Colorado business performance...

Colorado Tax Rates Ranked 24th Highest In The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tax Foundation, a non-partisan Washington D.C.-based think tank, ranked Colorado's sales tax rates as the 24th highest in the country in a study relea...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Sal Tax Nets State $2.2 Million This Year

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Medical-marijuana dispensaries are now putting hundreds of thousands of dollars a month into state and city treasuries in Colorado. So far this year,...

Budget-Busting Ballot Issues Make Strange Bedfellows Among Opponents

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The part of the ballot that could have the biggest impact on Colorado's future may be those three initiatives meant to slash taxes and government spending.

Colorado Higher Education Funding: Are Taxes The Only Way To

EdNews Colorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Should there be a statewide property tax to help pay for Colorado's public colleges and universities? What about sales taxes, or levies on professiona...

Colorado's Tax Structure Tenth Friendliest In The Country:

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado has the nation's 10th best state tax environment for entrepreneurship and small business, according to a report from the Small Business & Ent...

Choose Your Poison

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Sure, Colorado Springs is known for its ultra-conservative politics. But did average citizens there have any idea what they were about to lose when they said no to a property tax increase?

Colorado Legislature Passes Bills To Eliminate Tax Exemptions After Heated Debate

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A standoff in the House over eliminating tax breaks for a slew of items ranging from software to soft drinks lasted late into the night Friday. Aft...

Colorado Tax Exemption Debate Less Than Half Finished After Contentious Marathon Day

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A marathon committee hearing continued late into the night Wednesday as a flood of business groups argued against eliminating $132 million of tax cred...

Bill Ritter Revenue Plans Set For Showdown In Legislature

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As lawmakers consider eliminating a host of tax breaks for corporations, a key business group in Colorado has floated an idea that has raised eyebrows...

Colorado Tax Debate: Tempers Flare

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A slew of 11 bills that would eliminate tax credits and exemptions was taking heavy flak from Republicans this morning, who were slowing the measures ...

The State Budget Crunch and Colorado's Future

Rollie Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rollie Heath

"What kind of state do we want?" Finding answers that most Coloradans will agree with is quite a challenge. We must consider the costs of inaction along with the costs of action.

Bill Ritter's Tax Plans Drawing Ire Of Business Community

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four leading business groups Friday came out against significant portions of Gov. Bill Ritter's proposal to target tax exemptions and credits. Ritt...

Colorado Republicans Split Over Anti-Tax Initiatives

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One of the most noticeable partisan applause gaps in Gov. Bill Ritter's State of the State speech came about halfway through when he addressed three t...

Colorado Tax Restrictions Cost Public Schools $3 Billion Annually

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado schools, which are facing a 6 percent funding cut, would have had an additional $3 billion annually if constitutional limits on residential p...

Why Colorado Needs a Special Session

Scott Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Scott Downes

What was a bad situation in August has turned into a downright scary one now. But I'm told that freaking out and assuming the fetal position is not a sound fiscal strategy.