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Michael Fields: "TABOR has withstood the test of time for a reason. Our economy is #1 in the country, at least partially because we have kept tax rates low. We need to do the same with fees. Whether something is labeled a 'tax' or a 'fee,' it still comes out of our pockets."

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Marc Snyder: "Initiative #295 is just the latest in a long line of failed attempts at the ballot and in the courts to defund our state budget and to deny Coloradans access to essential services like health care, higher education, unemployment compensation, parks & wildlife and so much more."

Prior Faceoffs

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Schuyler Foerster: "To the extent that people perceived protests as uncontrolled acts of violence by radical groups intent on fomenting anarchy, the protests were phenomena to be contained and controlled by the application of dominant force. On the other hand, to the extent that people have seen these protests as a legitimate and peaceful expression of justified anger, numbers of peaceful protesters have increased, and those in a position to enact political change have begun to respond positively."

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Tyescha Clark: "Contrary to whitewashed narratives, social change almost always includes violence. Slavery didn’t end through 'civil' discussion. It was fought through uprisings and war. The losers of the war continued to own people until Juneteenth. The fact that the war was fought because black people were property became foundational to the growth of this nation. The Civil Rights Movement was composed of many people and included varying levels of violence. Demonstrations exposed the violence toward the black community in order to gain white support. This highlighted white people’s comfort and tolerance inflicting violence on black people." 

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Tailgating on the highway presents an obvious danger: drivers in a reckless hurry, traveling too fast, following the car ahead too closely. When someone taps the brakes, a chain reaction ensues, and the resulting collision is far worse than if everyone had been driving cautiously and responsibly.

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TABOR, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights in the state constitution, will hurt our recovery in many ways, all based on its overly simplistic principle that small government is always best. Since 1992, it has disincentivized saving; it has further polarized decisions about providing basic public s…

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COVID-19 highlighted what many have recommended for several years: The arcane caucus and assembly process, first foisted upon Colorado political parties at the turn of the last century, is an outdated, ineffective, poorly attended, disenfranchising system that needs to be eliminated.