Often we voters overlook state and local issues being more intrigued by Presidential campaigns. As a practical matter, state and local issues impact us more, and sooner.
Colorado is unique in passing the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) in 1992 (before the great unwashed immigrants from CA, MA, NY, NJ,etc became a power) and, to date, is the only state. For those interested, here is more information. Full disclosure; from 1970-1993 I lived in Utah and Washington. Does that make part of the unwashed herd?
Very biased, IMO, so read it with skepticism.
The (P)regressives hate it and try in all kinds of ways to weaken or work around it so as to fund their pet causes. Perhaps this is why are roads are so shitty; a comprehensive Transportation appropriation hasn’t passed in years. While they weasel ways to spend more than the state takes in, we are far from the worst off. The last figures I’ve seen says every citizen’s share of the debt is $2,600. A pittance compared to the national debt.
It is a hot button again. Here is a mailing piece I recently received.
Close to half the state’s tax revenue comes from the energy sector and energy sector services. The (P)regressive loons are well on the way to killing off that sector, starting with a 2,000’ set back on any new wells now required. Coal fired generating plants are being closed down. Coal mines pay taxes, a lot of taxes.
Inflation is the hidden tool politicians everywhere use to pay off government debt. That and pushing the debt down the road to future generations.
Cliché, but very true, elections have consequences.