Elise Thatcher

Nearly every year since 2010, Basalt’s town council raised the property tax rate without voter approval. This is, potentially, a violation of Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).


Some residents aren’t happy about it, and a Denver think tank is in town Tuesday to answer their questions.

Elise Thatcher

Does Basalt owe property owners a refund? Residents have until March 29th to complete a survey, which the council will consider in addressing a possible violation of state law.

Basalt Seeks To Rectify TABOR Violations

Jan 29, 2019
Elise Thatcher

Basalt recently discovered it has been erroneously collecting property taxes from its residents. The town might need to refund its residents around $2 million it shouldn’t have collected.

Club 20 to discuss Gallagher, TABOR

Mar 29, 2018

Club 20 is an organization of counties, communities, tribes and businesses in Western Colorado. At their quarterly meeting in Grand Junction on Saturday, discussion will center on the Gallagher Amendment and the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), and how these laws affect the Western Slope.

Lawmakers debate state budget

Mar 29, 2017

Lawmakers have reached the point in their annual 120-day session where they take up the budget. It grew by roughly 4 percent compared to last year - but it still doesn’t keep up with state expenses. 

House Debates TABOR Recalculation

Mar 8, 2017

A Republican proposal to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) is calculated to let Colorado keep more of the tax money it currently collects received initial approval in the House Tuesday. More Democrats back the bill than Republicans.

State lawmakers are leading an effort to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR) is calculated. The goal: Let Colorado keep more of the tax money it collects.

Deadline approaching for tax initiative statements

Sep 12, 2016

Prior to the Nov. 8 election, Colorado voters will receive a booklet of information about the measures that will show up on their ballots. This is the last week for the public to submit statements to be included in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights “blue book.”

Tax loss would mean job cuts

Jun 1, 2016
Aspen School District

  Top administrators at the Aspen School District petitioned City Council this week to place a tax question on the November ballot. 

Colorado lawmakers are divided over whether a hospital provider fee should be reclassified in the state budget so it doesn't count toward the state's revenue limit under the Tax Payer's Bill of Rights.