Taxes

5:30am

Mon October 14, 2013
Politics

As Election Nears, Critics And Supporters Spar Over Education Tax

Governor John Hickenlooper meets with members of the business group Colorado Succeeds, which has endorsed the measure.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

With just over three weeks until the election, the campaign asking Colorado voters to approve a $1 billion tax increase to pay for improvements to public schools are planning what they call a robust door-to-door operation.

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10:04am

Tue October 8, 2013
Politics

Amendment 66 Backers Start Push For Education Tax

A School bus takes students on a field trip in Fruita, Colo. in this file photo from Nov. 2010.
SQFP Flickr - Creative Commons

7:30am

Fri October 4, 2013
Politics

Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot

Protesters in the "No On Proposition AA" campain in Denver's Civic Center Park, Sept. 21.
No on Proposition AA Facebook

In Colorado, voters will consider a huge tax hike on newly legal marijuana. New Yorkers could expand gambling. And Washington voters are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign over the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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12:27pm

Mon September 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

How A Tax On Medical Devices United Political Rivals

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 3:26 pm

U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (center) and colleagues gather before a Sunday vote on Capitol Hill. The House passed two new provisions to a federal spending bill to delay Obamacare for a year and to repeal the medical device tax.
Alex Wong Getty Images

2:55am

Thu September 12, 2013
National

Missouri Tax Posturing May Influence Other States

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 3:50 am

Republican lawmakers in Missouri on Wednesday failed to override a tax veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The controversial measure would have lowered state income taxes for the first time in decades.
Orlin Wagner AP

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon used some fancy footwork to ensure his veto of a tax cut stayed in place — even though it faced a supermajority of Republicans in the Missouri House and Senate

Nixon said he vetoed the tax cut because the $700 million price tag was "unaffordable." But he knew in doing so, he was up against a lion of a legislature, with a veto-proof majority in both chambers.

Lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override Nixon's veto.

Dan Ponder, a political scientist at Drury University, says the governor had a decidedly uphill battle.

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