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Bob Shivley: "Under TABOR, the Colorado General Assembly can pass a temporary emergency tax reform measure. This could be used to provide emergency relief to 95% of Coloradans through slightly lower income taxes while asking households with yearly incomes above $250,000 to pay a little more. This would not only help Coloradans struggling during this health emergency by giving them a tax break, but raise revenue to avoid some of the most damaging cuts to programs and services." Continue Reading

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Hal Bidlack: "We trust the Postal Service with our checks (for the young folks: checks were bits of paper that could be sent to someone to pay a debt) and we trust the mail for our military members to vote. We trust the mail for absentee voting by the president himself, and we trust the mail to send vital medications to lots of people from various pharmaceutical companies." Continue Reading

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In most parts of America, children have been out of school since the middle of March, and in-person learning has been canceled for the rest of the academic year. With a wave of summer camp closures rippling across the country, there is now a raging debate over whether schools will even be in… Continue Reading

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Miller Hudson: " There is some hope Congress will toss additional money to states to cope with economic shrinkage from COVID-19, but this won’t occur before the Joint Budget Committee must prepare a long bill that includes a plus or minus 25% general fund cut. The only positive thing that may emerge from this exercise will be to educate taxpayers on just what services they’ve actually peen purchasing all along." Continue Reading

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Kelly Sloan: "No one is under any illusion that the state of the budget resulting from the government-imposed shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is anything less than dire. ... It may seem somewhat counter-intuitive to the non-economically inclined, but two key features of Colorado’s constitution — the balanced-budget amendment and the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — have ensured the process is rather less painful than it could be." Continue Reading

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Troy Hill: "While the supply chain may have bent at the beginning of this crisis, it did not break — and that wasn’t luck. Rather, it was due to the dedication, hard work and coordination of many trucking companies, truck drivers, mechanics, dockworkers, dispatchers, regulatory and other support personnel who met the challenge head-on and rose above the usual call of duty when the nation needed them the most." Continue Reading

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Hal Bidlack: "While my heart truly goes out to the owners of such small businesses, and while I understand the desire — or indeed the need — to reopen, I cannot help but remember Mary Mallon, as well as the warnings by Dr. Fauci and others that in our current pandemic, there are symptomless spreaders of COVID-19 among us, likely unaware that they are shedding virus that can infect others." Continue Reading