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2 years 2 months 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...

3 years 2 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 5 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 9 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 10 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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