It wasn’t enough for Doug Bruce to dedicate a large part of his life to reducing the taxes Coloradans pay. He apparently had to take it a step further and make his quest personal as well as professional.
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It wasn’t bad enough that Douglas Bruce lost a bid to join the Colorado Springs City Council last week. It still wasn’t bad enough when he was arrested Friday for tax evasion.
Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101, draconian tax-slashing measures deemed so potentially devastating to state finances that opponents took to calling them the “Bad Three,” were hammered by 3-to-1 margins Tuesday.
Engineered by TABOR architect Douglas Bruce, the…
It’s probably not fair to say everyone’s talking about Colorado’s three tax-cutting ballot proposals, but it is safe to say they are now getting some national attention.
The New York Times this morning filled roughly a third of a page…
With two days before kickoff, the Webmasters in charge of announcing the upcoming pomp and circumstance on Colorado’s official legislative session will hopefully soon update the page of events so we’re not still stuck back in 2008. But in the meantime, the deadline schedule for this year’s 120-day schedule for bill filing and such is ready to review. And, the legislative social calendar is filling up — though not so briskly as in the past.
This year will go down for many things, but one connecting string of stories stand out: Face it, if you ask most Coloradans what they remember most about the four-month long legislative session, their response is, sadly, predictable. Douglas Bruce kicked a photographer in the knee. And, as columnist Al Lewis noted, Douglas Bruce kicks like a little girl. That was just the beginning.
Doubtless Mike May would have appreciated serving out his final term as Colorado House Minority Leader free of the travails of Douglas Bruce. Alas, that was not meant to be.
With all the GOP naval-gazing and talk of reform, it’s time now to ask that perennial question: Will Douglas Bruce, the soon-to-be-erstwhile state lawmaker helping to oversee a government he wants to dismantle, successfully shape-shift his way back on top? Or is it time to stick a fork in him? Not surprisingly, it depends on who is asked.
The battle to undo one of Colorado’s most famous and controversial citizen-led constitutional amendments — 1992′s Taxpayer Bill of Rights — is underway and it’s gaining bipartisan support. Known as the “Savings Account for Education,” or SAFE, the ballot initiative would do away with tax refunds created under TABOR and instead reroute the money toward public education.