News Coverage

Caldara: Prop CC a forever end to tax refunds; that’s a really long time

Well, doesn’t the state need that excess revenue? Even the TABOR-loathing Denver Post Editorial Board admits, “we are no longer convinced that the state needs more revenue for the general fund. The state’s economy is booming and thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, revenue from state income tax filings has spiked in Colorado … It’ll be tough to argue that the state is hard-pressed for cash, or that it is crippled by TABOR, a year after historic investments were made in K-12 education, roads and higher education.”

The Denver Post comes out against Proposition CC

The Denver Post Editorial Board published an editorial Friday recommending voting against Proposition CC, the 2019 ballot issue that would forever “de-TABOR” the overcollection of taxes by the State, allowing the Legislature to permanently keep and use retained tax revenues that would otherwise be refunded to taxpayers.

Yes on CC campaign launches with big money coming in from out of state

Because Proposition CC — which would permanently allow the state to keep all revenue collected above the current limitations in Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR)  — isn’t a constitutional amendment, if it’s successful, the state legislature can change the parameters of how it’s enforced after the first year.

Centennial Institute 2019 Ballot Guide

Colorado voters will be asked to vote on two statewide ballot initiatives this fall. We recommend voting NO on both Proposition CC and Proposition DD. 

Denver Post Editorial Board Admission

Even the TABOR-loathing Denver Post Editorial Board admitted this summer,

"We are no longer convinced that the state needs more revenue for
the general fund. The state's economy is booming and thanks to the Tax Cuts
and Jobs Act, revenue from state income tax filings has spiked in Colorado .
It'll be tough to argue that the state is hard-pressed for cash, or that it
is crippled by TABOR, a year after historic investments were made in K-12
education, roads and higher education.'"

9.27.19:Douglas Bruce on What's Happening With TABOR(Tax Payer Bill of Rights)

Colorado has had one of the most successful economies in the country.
Why?

It is because of TABOR, the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, a Colorado amendment passed in 1992 which is all about consent from “We the People.”

PBI’s (politicians, bureaucrats and interested parties) do not like TABOR because TABOR requires transparency and accountability of these PBI’s.
They are working like crazy to get rid of it.

Douglas Bruce, architect of TABOR, will explain why you must vote no on this November’s ballot question, Prop CC.

Rosen: Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights matters now more than ever

If you’re a Colorado taxpayer, you better get a firm grip on your wallet. Once again, the forces of unlimited government and the folks who know how to spend your money better than you do are after it. The dragon they want to slay for the umpteenth time is commonly known as TABOR, the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Cooke: The case against Colorado’s Proposition CC

This November, Colorado voters will decide the fate of a deceptively worded measure — Proposition CC, a blank check for a tax increase drawn on our pocketbooks, with zero accountability, that would permanently cripple our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. It deserves an overwhelming “NO” vote.

TABOR News Opinion: Coloradans should get their TABOR tax refunds

If you read
<https://coloradosun.com/2019/08/22/proposition-cc-tax-hike-colorado-2019-el
ection/> Proposition CC's ballot language, you'll be hard pressed to figure
out what it's really asking. It doesn't say it's permanent, it doesn't
mention the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, and it doesn't point out that it's a
tax increase.

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