Colorado Springs, Greeley Raise Sales Tax For RoadsShoppers in Colorado Springs and Greeley will pay more starting next year after voters in both cities approved sales tax hikes that are expected to bring in millions of dollars for roads.
The Possible Decision behind the IndecisionWhen Governor John Hickenlooper told a reporter that he hasn't decided if he will back the School Finance Act measure this fall, perhaps he was hoping to be part of a bigger decision.
Hickenlooper's TBD Initiative Still TBDA plan by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to engage communities in charting a new course for Colorado has generated skepticism because of its vague goals and name - TBD Colorado.
Pot, Hens And Taxes Are Before Colorado VotersMore than a hundred municipalities across Colorado are holding elections this week on everything from tax increases and marijuana to plastic bags.
$3B Tax Hike For Schools On Ballot For Colorado VotersThe nation's only ballot measure this fall that proposes a state tax increase pits some defenders of Colorado's underfunded schools against those who warn it will cost jobs.
GOP Urges Opposition To Colorado $3B Tax IncreaseRepublicans in the Colorado Legislature are asking Democratic leaders to oppose a ballot proposal to raise taxes by $3 billion over five years to help fund the state's education system.
If Tax Increases Are The Answer, You'd Better Ask A Good QuestionThe University of Denver released a study this week that showed that without tax increases, the Colorado state budget will not be able to pay for anything but Health Care, Prisons and K-12 education by 2025. That scenario is based on the study seeing our overall economic picture as a state in far worse shape than previously expected, CBSDenver.com Blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
RTD Won't Seek Tax IncreaseThe Denver-area mass-transit district has decided not to ask voters for a sales tax increase in November.
Tax Hike Proposals: Politics 101While the details differ, both organizations discovered that citizens still reeling from a record-setting recession are not likely to support a tax hike, even if it goes toward a good idea or cause.