State Democrats Make Plans Using TABOR Workarounds

June 10, 2021
The Colorado State Senate hears a climate bill on the last day of the legislative session. June 8, 2021.The Colorado State Senate hears a climate bill on the last day of the legislative session. June 8, 2021.Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
The Colorado State Senate hears a climate bill on the last day of the legislative session. June 8, 2021.

Colorado’s state government has some ambitious spending plans for the years to come … from child tax credits to massive transportation upgrades, paid family leave and new funding for schools — totaling billions of dollars of new money for state services and benefits. And it’s all happening despite the strict financial limits set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.