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Growing Economy Means Refunds For Colorado Taxpayers

Colorado residents will benefit from the growing state economy with special tax refunds next year, but exactly how much is a question lawmakers will wrestle with over the coming months.

03/18/2015

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Colorado’s Pot Tax Tally Has Lessons For Other States

Marijuana makes money. But legalizing it doesn’t eliminate the black market or solve a state’s budget problems. Those are the lessons from Colorado’s first full year of tax collections on recreational pot.

02/11/2015

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Colorado’s 2014 Taxes On Recreational Pot Come In At $44 Million

Colorado finally knows how much tax revenue it collected from recreational marijuana in the first year of sales, and the haul was below estimates – about $44 million.

02/10/2015

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Tax Law Quirk Means Pot May Pay Off For Coloradans, Literally

Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.

01/27/2015

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Colorado Rejects Legal Clarification For Same-Sex Unions

Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage.

01/21/2015

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Tax Refunds Imminent As Colorado Economy Improves

Colorado’s growing economy means tax refunds are on the horizon for residents.

09/22/2014

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Gay Lawmakers: Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Saying further delays are pointless, gay lawmakers on Thursday called for Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately without further appeals.

07/03/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers In Session’s Home Stretch

With the hours winding down, Colorado lawmakers had a number of big-ticket items to consider before the end of the session on Wednesday, including marijuana legislation and tax aid to homeowners devastated by floods and wildfires.

05/06/2014

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School Spending Plans Near Final Lap In Colorado

Colorado schools are getting a lot more money next year. But the education spending bills nearing completion in the state Legislature haven’t been as popular as they might seem.

05/06/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Pot Industry Bank Option

A Colorado plan to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana has cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature, despite deep reservations from supporters that the plan will work.

05/01/2014

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