TABOR & Constitutional Issues

capitalColoradans have long favored constitutional fiscal policy. From TABOR, the most restrictive tax and expenditure limit in the country, to Amendment 23, a constitutional requirement for K12 funding, Colorado’s constitution creates a complex path for state policymakers and the voting public to navigate when setting tax and budget priorities. CFI provides unmatched expertise on the effects constitutional tax and budget policy has on the economy, the democratic process, and on transparency and government accountability.

TABOR & Constitutional Issue Reports

TABOR at 25: An Outdated Artifact for Tomorrow’s Economy

November 3, 2017
by Carol Hedges, Executive Director Twenty-five years ago today, Colorado voters approved adding Article X Section 20 to the state constitution, known to us as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).  That same year, Motorola introduced one of the first… read more

Outdated Tax Laws Could Hurt Colorado’s Amazon Chances

October 30, 2017
Colorado’s antiquated tax laws could make Denver a poor candidate for Amazon’s HQ2.

2014 Budget Discussion: The Big View

January 13, 2014
Carol Hedges’ Budget Presentation to the Colorado Social Legislation Committee, download here: 2014 Budget Discussion: The Big View … read more

What’s this TABOR thing?

June 6, 2013
A great video about TABOR by our friends at Progress Now Colorado    … read more

Brief of Amicus Curiae the Bell Policy Center and the Colorado Fiscal Institute in Support of Appellees and Affirmance

May 22, 2013
The Bell Policy Center (“Bell”) and the Colorado Fiscal Institute (“CFI”), two of Colorado’s foremost, non-profit think tanks, focus on conducting high-quality and well-researched analysis of issues that impact Colorado. Bell advocates for progressive public policies that ensure Colorado is… read more
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