By John Hazlehurst Colorado Springs Business Journal
May 15th, 2010
Three of the voter initiatives that will appear on the November ballot sure sound attractive.
Among other things, they promise to lower state income taxes, eliminate vehicle-registration fees, require government-owned authorities to start paying property taxes and forbid the state from assuming debt of any kind.
People are fed up. High taxes and huge debt have even my most liberal friends convinced that something has to be done to control government spending.
So there could not be a better political climate for Taxpayer's Bill of Rights author Doug Bruce and his pals to come up with creative new ways to cripple state and local governments under the guise of controlling taxes and spending.
By Charles Ashby The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Dec. 10, 2009
Opponents of two measures that have been approved for the 2010 ballot are looking to see if the people backing them violated signature-gathering requirements.
Critics of the two citizens' initiatives – one would lower property taxes; the other would roll back vehicle registration fees and income taxes – are questioning whether supporters used paid petition circulators to gather thousands of signatures without registering first with the Secretary of State's Office.