Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed Senate Bill 184, which will create a one-year tax amnesty program and also will establish an annual tax expenditure report that will give lawmakers a complete picture of state revenues as they make spending decisions.
The tax amnesty program is a reasonable mechanism to bring in more tax revenues this year, when we really need them. However, we believe the tax expenditure report will have greater long-term impact for Colorado.
Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research The Bell Policy Center March 9, 2011
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
I am Rich Jones, the director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all. We have worked on state fiscal issues for nearly a decade because we know having an effective public sector partner is essential to building the state of opportunity we envision.