Democrats in the state legislature are pushing a line item in the state budget that would give $150,000 in taxpayer funds to pay Gov. Bill Ritter’s legal costs. For what, you ask? To defend a policy Ritter promoted and signed that levies a property tax increase on thousands of Colorado homeowners and business owners without a vote of the people, in violation of the state constitution.
So let’s get this straight: Bill Ritter thumbs his nose at the state constitution, choosing to force through a widespread property tax hike.
Then he gets sued by taxpayers because he didn’t get their permission as the state constitution requires.
Now his Democrat allies are working to make sure the very people hit by the tax hike will foot the governor’s legal bills to defend the tax hike.
With chief executive Bill Ritter in charge, our officials in state government are working to defend their power against citizens’ interests. They want to use taxpayer resources to persuade a judge why they shouldn’t have to ask taxpayers to take more of their resources.
This is rich, indeed.
Cross posted at Ritter Watch