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, Part II: A Limit on Colorado’s Way of Life

January 29, 2018
The Colorado way of life encompasses so much and so many distinct variations. When you travel around this vast state and meet people in all its wonderful communities, you realize that being a Coloradan is about loving where you live and living how you want. But one of our unique characteristics as a state is making that more and more difficult. And that culprit is TABOR, which increasingly stands in the way of Coloradans being able to live how they want and earn a good life.

TABOR at 25: An Outdated Artifact for Tomorrow’s Economy

November 3, 2017
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 handheld digital mobile phones.

Outdated Tax Laws Could Hurt Colorado’s Amazon Chances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  Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn… read more

What’s this TABOR thing?

June 6, 2013
A great video about TABOR by our friends at Progress Now Colorado     Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn… read more
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