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Fiscal_Policy_Center_logoThe residents of Colorado have been roiled by public arguments over the level of services provided by governments and the costs and means to provide them. Our citizens need clear analysis of the issue; ones that do not come from people that enjoy the increased of an ever larger government or from special interests, seeking greater largess from the taxpayer. The Fiscal Policy Center is tackling this problem. The purpose of the Fiscal Policy Center is to communicate the balance between taxation and liberty.health care issues.

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  • Back To Basics For Tax Reform In Colorado0

    It is difficult to explain the 60 odd tax bills before the Colorado Legislature this year. Every interest group in the state seems to be clamoring for tax refunds, tax cuts, or expenditures of surplus revenue to benefit their interest group. If the legislature responds to these special interests this year, as they did last year, we will end up with more loopholes and more complexity in our tax system. We seem to have forgotten the lessons learned from the tax reforms launched by the Reagan revolution, and it is time for Colorado legislators to return to these basic principles of tax reform. I will discuss first the principles that should guide tax reform in Colorado, and then some of the proposed tax bills.

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  • TABOR Comparison Data and Projections: Appendices A, B, C, D0

    APPENDIX A: PDF of full Appendix A Scribd version of full Appendix A State of Colorado Growth Comparison, Two Ten-Year Periods: Pre-TABOR (1983-1992) and TABOR (1993-2002), in Employment (All, Government, Non-Government); TOTAL STATE Revenues and State Outlays; Per-Capita Personal Income, Revenues & outlays; Gross State Product, Unemployment, population and Inflation. APPENDIX B PDF of full

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  • Surplus Expenditures in Colorado0

    This issue paper examines the disposition of surplus revenue in Colorado. The evidence reveals that special interests now determine the disposition of most of the surplus revenue. The result is less efficient and equitable budgetary decisions than would have been made in the absence of surplus revenue.

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