CO Supreme Court: 2020 Ballot Campaign To Repeal TABOR Can Proceed

· Jun. 17, 2019, 1:03 pm
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Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court says a ballot measure aimed at eliminating the state's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR amendment, can move forward.

The 5-2 ruling says elections officials were wrong when they rejected the proposed 2020 ballot measure. 

The argument stems from whether or not the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR, can be repealed in its entirety with one vote. Elections officials said no; the Colorado Supreme Court disagreed.

The ruling orders elections officials to certify the proposed measure so proponents can begin collecting the signatures required to put it on the ballot.

The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights was approved by voters in 1992. It caps the amount of revenue the state can keep and spend, and among other things, it places limits on the state's ability to raise taxes, issue bonds, and increase spending without a statewide vote.

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