Colorado GOP Formally Announces Opposition to Prop CC

August 7, 2019

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Earlier this week it was reported that Governor Polis and Democrats in the state legislature abandoned their effort to hold a special session and remove Taxpayer Bill of Rights Caps for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights puts limits on revenue surpluses and mandates that excess revenue be returned to the Colorado taxpayers. Colorado tax revenue is expected to exceed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights cap by $300 to $575 million this year, money that goes directly back into taxpayers’ pockets through TABOR refunds.

Democrats attempted to hold a special session in hopes of brokering a deal to withhold these refunds from taxpayers.

Now that there will be no special session, voters will consider a measure known as Prop CC that would allow the state to permanently keep TABOR refunds, costing taxpayers billions in perpetuity.

In response, the Colorado Republican Party issued the following statements formally announcing their opposition to Prop CC:

In 2005, Colorado voters were told how excess revenues would be spent, but the state legislature broke that promise and did not properly fund roads and bridges. Don’t fall for it again, vote no on Prop CC.” -State Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a long term commitment to the people of Colorado and we vigorously oppose any effort to strip taxpayers of their refunds. Voters in Colorado have consistently rejected tax hikes, and Prop CC would do just that by taking away billions in TABOR refunds. Instead of attacking the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Democrats should prioritize in the budget and fund state needs with existing revenue.” -Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck

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MAGA Meet Up Watch Parties in Colorado

Tuesday June 18th, President Donald J. Trump will be kicking off his 2020 campaign in Florida.

The Colorado Republican Party will be hosting various watch parties around the state, and we want you to join us. We want to make sure all of President Trump’s biggest supporters like yourself are in the loop on how you can help re-elect President Trump and Republicans across America.

The following counties are hosting watch parties from 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 18th.

You can RSVP at the links below:

Adams County
O’Meara Ford
400 West 104th Avenue
Northglenn, CO 80234

Denver County
Tavern Platt Park
1475 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

Jefferson County
Faith Baptist Church
2000 Quail Drive
Lakewood, CO 80215

Boulder County
American Legion Post 32
315 South Bowen Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Larimer County
4020 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525

El Paso County
El Paso County GOP HQ
5145 Centennial Blvd, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

El Paso County
HD17, HD18 and SD11 
1821 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Weld County
Pelican Lakes Golf Club
1620 Pelican Lakes Point
Windsor, CO 80550

Douglas County
Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co.
519 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Gunnison County
247 Kubler St
247 Kubler Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224

If you don’t see your county listed or are interested in hosting an official MAGA Meetup Watch Party, you can sign up to host one here.

Thank you, we hope to see you at one of our watch parties on the 18th!