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CU Regent calls fuss over her opposition to Prop CC ridiculous

If passed in November, Prop CC would permanently eliminate remaining spending restrictions under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, allowing the state to keep all excess revenues that would otherwise be refunded back to taxpayers in perpetuity. The measure was referred to voters by the Democrat-controlled Colorado legislature earlier this year.

Douglas Bruce and Your Taxpayer's Bill of Rights

Douglas Bruce joins Tron to talk about your Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. There is a fight against TABOR and you and I need to get involved or we will lose our voice in Colorado Springs.

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Referendum C hurt TABOR; Prop CC will do more harm

by Jay Stooksberry, The Daily Sentinal

They lied to us in 2005, and they are doubling down on this lie in 2019. Colorado voters were sold a bill of goods with Referendum C in 2005, and it is of the utmost importance that we aren't fooled again with Proposition CC in 2019.

Why TABOR Matters

Colorado Sun columnist Mario Nicolais and 630 KHOW radio host Ross Kaminsky join host Jon Caldara to discuss why Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights is more important than ever before.

Coloradans being sold bill of goods with Proposition CC

They lied to us in 2005, and they are doubling down on this lie in 2019. Colorado voters were sold a bill of goods with Referendum C in 2005, and it is of the utmost importance that we aren’t fooled again with Proposition CC in 2019.

Proposition CC Is A Tax Increase

Under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, state government spending in Colorado is restrained by a revenue cap. It says that if certain tax and fee collections rise faster than the rate of population growth plus inflation, the excess revenue must get sent back to taxpayers in the form of refunds, unless voters give permission for the state to keep the money.

WHY COLORADO LATINOS SHOULD DEFEND THE TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS

Today, the unemployment rate among Colorado Hispanics is 5.1%, according to numbers released earlier this year. Meanwhile, nationally, Hispanics are seeing unemployment at historic lows. Hispanic homeownership rates are on the rise and last year the Census Bureau reported that the median income for Hispanic households is climbing.

Resist latest attempt to weaken Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

In 2005, voters were promised that if the state were allowed to keep the excess revenue that should have been refunded to taxpayers under TABOR, the money would be used to boost education spending. Referendum C was approved, but the money never made it to the classroom. “Spending on programs not associated with Referendum C has grown more than twice as fast as spending on education and health care,” former state Treasurer Mark Hillman noted in 2007.

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