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The Attacks on TABOR Continue

by Amy K. Frantz

Do Legislators have a “Constitutional right to levy taxes and spend money without the people empowered with any veto?”[1]  A group of politicians in Colorado seems to think so, and are continuing their quest to overturn the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, from the Colorado State Constitution.

In Colorado, citizens are permitted to place measures on the ballot by initiative petition, and in 1992 the TABOR Constitutional Amendment was adopted by Colorado voters.  TABOR requires majority voter approval to increase tax rates, to take on new debt, or to increase spending more than the rate of inflation plus state population growth.

[1] Paul Jacob, “The People Supreme,” Common Sense, July 10, 2015, <> accessed July 10, 2015.

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