From the GOP Convention in Broomfield…
The Rocky Mountain News reports on yesterday’s taxpayer victory in the courtroom:
A law expected to raise $1.7 billion for Colorado schools over the next 11 years is unconstitutional because it gives the state more tax revenue without required approval from voters, a judge ruled Friday.
Latest estimates are actually $3.8 billion, not $1.7 billion, but the news is good just the same.
In his introductory remarks, state party chair Dick Wadhams’ mention of the court ruling against Gov. Bill Ritter’s tax hike earned perhaps the biggest applause from the Republican faithful gathered here at the Broomfield Event Center. If you don’t think this is going to be a major GOP campaign theme heading into November, you haven’t been paying attention.