Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday.
Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year passed the Senate Thursday with nearly every Democrat voting no because ruling Republicans rejected funding for some of their ideas.
Most of Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year is already set in stone, but lawmakers will get a chance to make minor tweaks before they approve it and send it to the governor later this month.
Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights faces a direct challenge in federal court Wednesday when attorneys for the state will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by lawmakers seeking to overturn the amendment voters approved in 1992.
The father of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights is awaiting word on whether he’ll go prison after being convicted of evading taxes.
Douglas Bruce, Colorado’s best known tax opponent, was convicted of tax evasion on Wednesday following a trial he said was politically motivated.