Articles: Bell launches Summer Tour with forum in Grand Junction, TABOR concept spreads nationwide, Bell preps Children???s Hospital leaders for Referenda C&D advocacy, Campaign for referenda C and D gathers more than 70 supporters, Opinions on TABOR and fiscal reform
Articles: What happens if C&D fail, Put out a Vote Yes yard sign, Vote Yes campaign on target, March & rally to support C&D on Aug. 6 in Denver, Blue Book language in the works. The best of TABOR in the press
Articles: TABOR a key focus at state lawmakers national meeting, Ohio punts its TABOR proposal until November 2006, Mike Feeley challenges Independence Institute???s Fred Holden in debate, Bell Action hosts impressive panel at Pueblo public forum, Vote Yes on C and D unites huge coalition, C&D backers challenge secret opposition funding, Why the rural vote matters, Economic Futures Panel calls Colorado ???at risk???
Articles: Economic forecasts hold steady on TABOR rebates, Blue Book clarifies actual TABOR rebate amounts, "Wasteful Spending" long on rhetoric, short on answers, Fort Collins doctors nervous about health care cuts, Vote Yes fires up GOTV
Article: A message from the Bell Staff, Carol Hedges and Laurie Zeller ??? our votes for MVP, Ref C investments should promote opportunity, Replacing cynicism with confidence in the public???s view of government, Where to from here?
Articles: Gov. Owens spells out Ref C spending in budget plan, What the press is saying about spending Ref C money, What the Ref D failure means for Ref C revenues, How deep the hurt? Restoring past budget cuts will cost millions, More praise for "tireless campaigners"
The Bell Policy Center is joining with the Colorado Children???s Campaign and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute to size up the state???s needs for funding in key budget areas. ???We want to do good quality research first, and then use that information to lead a purposeful discussion, similar to the work we did building toward the passage of Referendum C,??? said Bell Policy Center President Wade Buchanan.
This document: provides a concise description of the major provisions of TABOR; outlines some of the most significant economic changes of the last decade that affect the implementation of TABOR; summarizes the findings of the Bell's survey of fiscal leaders; and sets forth a research outline that will be the foundation of a final report.