Thanks to TABOR, Colorado's taxpayer bill-of-rights law, tax revenue that comes in over a certain threshold is mandated to be returned to the taxpayers. Colorado is expecting excess revenue this year, as Governor John Hickenlooper has said, and a rebate will be in order.
It is anyones game in the Colorado governors race. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez are in a dead heat (45-44) and only eight percent of likely voters remain undecided, according a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorados gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado made marijuana legal and subjected it to a hefty sales/sin tax last year, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has raised expectations for how much these marijuana taxes will bring in over the next fiscal year.
In Colorado, two state senators were ousted from office in a September recall election over gun control, and another effort to take out state Sen. Evie Hudak is well underway. If successful, Colorado Dems would lose their edge in the state Senate—a distinct possibility that’s not lost on Gov. Hickenlooper.
Coloradans will have the chance to head to the polls on September 10 to either re-elect or oust two Democratic state representatives who played an influential role in helping pass tough new gun-control laws back in March.
Here's the latest example of head-splitting cognitive dissonance in Washington: President Obama used his State of the Union address to crusade for a revitalized U.S. manufacturing sector. But while he pays lip service to supporting businesses that build their products on American soil, Obama and his left-wing operatives are hell-bent on driving a key sector of the U.S. manufacturing industry six feet under: the American firearms and ammunition industry.
Only a few lonely media outlets responded to the Aurora Mall murders by calling for stricter gun control measures. President Barack Obama and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made eloquent statements, as did Mitt Romney, but neither the two Democrats nor the Republican called for changes in gun laws.
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