Tune into the Independence Institute’s iVoices.org to hear my interview with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, as he explains why his office filed a formal opinion this week that Governor Bill Ritter and the Democrat-led state legislature needed to submit their property tax increase proposal to a vote of the people.
As Sen. Steve Johnson, R-Fort Collins, stated to his Democratic colleagues supporting the tax increase: “The inconvenient truth is TABOR.” A narrow majority of the legislature ignored the inconvenient truth, arrogantly passing the tax hike. The governor is sure to sign it into law.
And because of TABOR, some kind of a taxpayer lawsuit against the abuse of legislative power seems almost inevitable. I think it’s most telling that the Democrats are more confident in finding support for their tax-and-spend policies from the courts than from the people.