TABOR synonymous with partisan divide
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - October 5, 2017 - Updated: October 5, 2017
The Colorado Supreme Court has made it clear that legislative oversights that harm government entities with unintended budget cuts can be remedied without a vote of taxpayers.
But in a regrettable show of partisanship, Republicans in the Colorado General Assembly rejected a simple fix to a legislative mistake that is costing special districts across the state millions. Instead, they fell back on a narrow interpretation of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights to thwart voter intent.
Rep. Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction, is the only Republican who put common sense ahead of political game-playing during the recent special session convened to repair an unintended error arising from the passage of Senate Bill 267 last session.