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3 years 1 month ago

Challenge to TABOR hearings start

DENVER (AP) - A direct challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights is in federal court. A bipartisan group of state lawmakers sued over the constitutional amendment that severely limits officials' ability to tax and spend. The lawmakers argue that TABOR violates the U.S. constitution because it strips...

3 years 9 months ago

Mesa County supports TABOR in legal challenge

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Mesa County Commission have adopted a resolution supporting the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights in a federal lawsuit challenging the amendment's constitutionality. A bipartisan group of current and former state legislators filed the lawsuit last month, alleging constitutional amendment violates a U.S. Constitution guarantee that every...

3 years 10 months ago

Anti-TABOR lawsuit to be filed in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Republican and Democratic lawmakers are challenging Colorado's strict and tax-and-spending limits in federal court. The group of more than 30 current and former public officialssay they were filing the lawsuit Monday. Among those challenging the Taxpayers Bill of Rights - or TABOR - are Democratic Rep. Andy...

4 years 6 months ago

Douglas Bruce not held in contempt of court

A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold...

4 years 8 months ago

Douglas Bruce due in court today

The father of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights is headed to a Denver court to answer questions about new tax-cutting proposals. Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs was scheduled to appear Monday for a deposition in a lawsuit over three tax-cutting ballot measures headed to Colorado voters this fall. ...

5 years 2 days ago

Bill aims to untie schools from TABOR

State lawmakers will soon take up the issue of whether to ask voters for more power to raise taxes specifically for schools and colleges. The proposed DECIDE amendment is being pushed by the group Great Education Colorado . Policy Director Lisa Weil says, if passed, the amendment would give...

5 years 2 months ago

McInnis pushes for job growth in campaign stop

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis called for stronger relationships with the energy industry and the military to create jobs in Colorado. Delivering what he called phase one of his Strategic Plan for Colorado, the former Congressman told business leaders in Colorado Springs Wednesday that ,if elected, his priorities for...

5 years 4 months ago

Bruce and friend will stand trial

Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce is calling out the city of Colorado Springs for unfair prosecution practices after he and friend Douglas Steinhagan were cited for trespassing while collecting signatures for a ballot initiative. That was the focus of a pre-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon. After about 7 hours of testimony and...

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