Living in the World of TABOR
The Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, or “TABOR” is a set of constitutional provisions approved by Colorado voters in 1992 which limits revenue growth for state and local governments and requires that any tax increase in any state or local government (counties, cities, towns, school and/or special districts )be approved by the voters of the affected government.
It was authored by Douglas Bruce and during its 24 years of existence, has led to passionate arguments about its intended and unintended consequences, accompanied by continuing controversy about its author.
Because the effects of TABOR impact every level of government, any and all discussions regarding public budgeting and finance revitalize the debate regarding its pros and cons.
Adding to interest in TABOR are strongly held beliefs regarding the function and role of government…. and, just in case you hadn’t noticed, we are in a major election cycle.
Please join us for an informative look at TABOR in 2016.
Carol Hedges serves as Director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute and has been an important part of the research, policy and advocacy community in Colorado for nearly 20 years. Born and raised in Kansas, Carol and her family moved to Colorado in 1996, from Washington DC, to be a part of the Romer administration. A passionate immigrant to Colorado, Carol has become a recognized expert on the TABOR amendment and related constitutional provisions as well as an advocate for an adequate, sustainable and equitable revenue system that supports widespread prosperity in the state.
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