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Ask The Indy: Breaking down the tax changes in Amendment 73...

A Colorado Independent reader, who wished to remain anonymous, asked how the property tax adjustments in Amendment 73, the school funding measure, would work. The...

What Proposition 112 — the controversial bid to rein in Colorado...

Therese Gilbert wears an Amendment 73 button to show support for more school funding, but she’s knocking on doors seeking votes for Proposition 112. A...

Video: When boom times fail the bottom line

It's a paradox: In a booming economy, why would there be cuts to schools and local fire districts across Colorado? When the governor released recommendations...

Levy’s wildfire property tax bill passes out of committee

State Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, today saw her bill aimed at providing property tax relief for victims of wildfires pass unanimously out of the House Local Government Committee. “This bill idea was brought to me by a few of my constituents whose homes were badly burned last fall during the Fourmile Canyon fire," Levy said in a release. “The goal here is to protect landowners whose properties or structures have been burned from having their property taxes rise.”

Oil and gas taxes plummet in GarCo; blame game at 11

Time for the other shoe to drop in gas-rich Garfield County. First came the recession-fueled natural gas drilling bust starting in late ’08, and...

Clean-energy improvement districts cropping up on Nov. ski county ballots

Voters in both Pitkin and Eagle counties – homes to Aspen and Vail ski areas, respectively – will be asked to approve special clean-energy...

Despite heat, pioneering Rio Blanco County stands by energy impact fees

Oil and gas companies fought the fees at every turn, in part leery of the precedent it might set not only for other gas-rich counties in Colorado, but also around the nation. The possibility of impact fees quickly became a campaign issue in neighboring Garfield County during the 2008 county commissioner election.