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.
So why should we trust the politicians this time, especially now that they are considering a special legislative session to make changes to a proposition they approved only a few months ago?