TABOR-repeal battle brewing in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” A battle is brewing over a possible ballot measure that would repeal the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in Colorado Springs, Colorado home of the author of the law that limits government taxing and spending.
The City Council is expected to meet Tuesday with a volunteer group that’s been studying how the city raises and spends money. The council likely will decide later whether to put a measure repealing TABOR to a vote in the April city election.
Three groups are pledging to fight any proposed repeal, saying the state constitutional amendment is a crucial safeguard against rising taxes and government growth.
Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs helped write the amendment, approved by Colorado voters in 1992. Some local governments have voted to repeal the TABOR limits.
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