DENVER, CO.???.Colorado's state budget has gone from lean to anorexic and is not likely to recover without major changes in the way the state raises and spends money, warned a local public policy group today. The Bell Policy Center, a nonprofit organization committed to programs that help open gateways to opportunity and promote self-sufficiency, today released a report that tracks current budget cuts in the context of long-term impact on Colorado's citizens.
DENVER, CO – Major flaws in Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) have seriously impaired the state's ability to set budget and program priorities and respond to crises, such as the current economic downturn, according to a study released today.
How did this happen? What is at stake? What can be done? This booklet offers answers to these questions. One thing is clear. With the budget cuts forced in health care and public health programs, Colorado's fiscal crisis can be hazardous to your health.
A comprehensive study of the effects of TABOR ten years after its passage. TABOR is the most significant policy enacted in the state in a generation, and yet there was little factual, objective information about how it has impacted the lives of Coloradans.