State Budget & Taxes
Nothing expresses priorities and values more than how a state raises revenues and allocates resources. Tax and budget policies reflect what we most value as a state. CFI advocates for fair and sustainable taxes that can support our shared investments in a thriving economy and broadly shared prosperity.
How big is the state budget and where does the money come from? How are we spending it? What’s TABOR? What’s the Gallagher Amendment? All these questions and more are answered in CFI’s “Colorado State Budget Basics, 2017.”
How do Colorado’s income taxes compare to other states? Who pays the most in taxes, rich folks or poor folks? What’s “severance tax”? Where does all the tax revenue from marijuana go? All these questions and more are answered in CFI’s “Colorado State Tax Basics.”