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Bruce Sues State Leaders, Says They Stole TABOR Funds

Colorado Springs tax-fighter Douglas Bruce filed suit Friday morning against Gov. Bill Ritter and the state’s elected lawmakers, claiming they’ve stolen $200 million from the state’s treasury.

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HB10-1002: Debate in House Gets Personal as TABOR Tax Credit for Poor Passes

The House approved a bill Friday that would prioritize a tax credit for the working poor if and when refunds under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights ever come back.

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Municipal League Exec: Threats To Local Control Are Growing

Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, said about half of the 800 or so bills that will be proposed this year in Denver will affect the authority of municipalities in some way.

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Both Sides Agree: TABOR Won’t Stand In Way Of Economic Recovery

TABOR’s role in the meltdown is a matter of strident debate.

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Budget Going Gets Tougher For Colo.

House Speaker Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, has repeatedly advised his colleagues that the priority next year should be on fiscal policy, not other controversial issues such as medical marijuana regulation.

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In 2010, Republicans Hope To Pick Off Schwartz’s SD-5 Seat

Bob Rankin, who lives in Aspen and Carbondale, and Wayne Wolf of Delta are vying for the chance to pick off Gail Schwartz’s Senate District 5 seat for Republicans, who are hungry to reclaim power after four years of Democratic Party domination at the Capitol in Denver.

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All Eyes On Today’s Colo. Economic Briefing

Among other presentations, Natalie Mullis, the council’s chief economist, will give a revenue forecast and the outlook under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights constitutional amendment, or TABOR.

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Anti-Debt Initiative Cleared for Colorado Ballot

Voters will face a third ballot question in 2010 to reduce the money available to government. Amendment 61 would forbid local and state governments in Colorado from taking out debt in any form.

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20 Years Later, Gallagher Defends His Historic Amendment

Approaching the 20th anniversary of the Gallagher Amendment, experts gathered Wednesday afternoon to take a retrospective look at the merits of one of Colorado’s landmark tax reform amendments that continues to spark fierce debate.

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Commentary: Leave Budget Conundrum To Professionals

“Ballot proposals like the two just accepted by the Secretary of State prove a dangerous point that TABOR is already teaching us: budget language has no business in the state’s Constitution,” The Aurora Sentinel’s Aaron Cole writes.

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