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2 years 1 day ago

Colorado uses tobacco taxes on smoking bans

DENVER (AP) - State auditors questioned whether the Colorado Department of Health and Environment should be awarding money from tobacco taxes to support local policy initiatives barring smoking in public. A report Monday showed the department awarded $5.2 million to 140 grantees in 2010 and 2011 to help pass initiatives...

2 years 11 months ago

Study suggests big repairs to CO's finances

DENVER (AP) - Higher income taxes for the rich. Getting rid of public colleges or state crime labs. Changing Colorado's constitution to enact a state property tax. The University of Denver laid out some pretty dramatic proposals Wednesday for state officials trying to repair an out-of-whack financial situation. It...

4 years 3 months ago

Court battle over Colorado tax initiative

Proponents of three anti-tax measures on the November ballot are telling a judge they can't identify the source of the initiatives. Five proponents who are accused of failing to report campaign donations said Monday they got the ballot language and instructions from a mysterious "Mr. X," who sent them...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado lawmakers approve fuel tax

The Colorado House has given tentative approval to a bill that would eliminate a tax exemption for energy used in manufacturing, transportation and agriculture. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed going after the tax breaks after the state was forced to cut $2 billion from this year's budget and another $1...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado tax hikes coming

You'll soon be paying higher taxes for things like computer software, candy and soda. Right now, those things are exempted from taxes in Colorado--but that's about to end. Gov. Bill Ritter previously announced plans to suspend or eliminate 13 tax exemptions and credits starting in July to help next...

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