One might call this ironic: even as the Colorado General Assembly’s session gets underway with the new Democrat majority planning to dismantle our state’s cherished Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), another state’s public policy think tank recommends their state give TABOR a try. Where, you might ask? Kentucky.
It’s certainly not the first time someone has recommended another government model Colorado’s system. How about The Heritage Foundation recommending TABOR for the federal government, our friend Bill Hobbs lauding the NFIB for endorsing TABOR for Tennessee, or The Taxpayers League of Minnesota wishing their state would model a constitutional amendment after Colorado? The list goes on and on…
Coloradans should be proud of TABOR. Don’t we realize we’re a shining beacon to other states in the area of tax policy? Many of the political fat cats want to snuff out TABOR. Not without a political fight, I say.
Welcome to the legislative session. The fun has only just begun.