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Would a gas tax hike save Detroit?

As the nation’s automakers near collapse, global temperatures rise, and consumers and government wallow in debt, there might be a one-stop remedy for all three: raise the gas tax. The chief boosters of the idea are not Washington policymakers. Instead, they are some of the nation’s top economists, environmentalists and newspaper editorial boards.

Transit issues top Colorado mayors’ priorities for Obama

Everybody wants the ear of President-elect Barack Obama and the nation's city halls are no different. MSNBC today posted a survey of 225 mayors and a nifty interactive map of their calls for relief from the tanking national economy, crumbling infrastructure, unfunded mandates, fossil-fuel based energy and spiraling costs of two wars. Not surprisingly, Colorado mayors from Cañon City, Thornton, Denver, Grand Junction, Vail and Westminster are most concerned about transportation issues.

Colorado students use texting to compare McCain, Obama tax burdens

Want to know how Barack Obama and John McCain's tax plans will affect your bottom line? Two Colorado College students have created a text message service to find out how typical tax burdens fare under both candidates.

Vail-area developer, GOP backer sued for tax delinquency

One of the least-known but biggest private landowners in the state, Swedish shipping magnate Magnus Lindholm, is embroiled in a lawsuit filed by the mountain town of Avon for non-payment of taxes and fees associated with his massive Village at Avon project at the base of Beaver Creek.

Tax protester slips stealth comments into Jeffco ballot measure booklet

An opponent of a school district mill levy increase slipped sarcastic arguments about retraining senior citizens to live in more "modest accommodations" and "progress toward the Socialist utopia" into an election notice sent by the Jefferson County clerk to every household in the county this week. UPDATE: The author of the ballot book comments responds and TABOR expert Wade Buchanan weighs in.

Romanoff Gathers Support to Gut TABOR, Change School Funding

Gov. Bill Ritter threw his support today behind a proposed ballot question to change two financial mandates in the Colorado Constitution - the Taxpayer's...

Economic Stimulus: Good for individuals or the overall economy, not both

When you say "economic stimulus check," Sherry Morales grins like a Cheshire cat, clasps her hands and pumps them above one shoulder, then the...

Legions of Taxpayers Get Help Filing Their Tax Returns

As the days dwindle until April 15, the lines outside tax assistance programs throughout the state are lengthening.But many seniors and low-income residents throughout...

Eagle County Republicans Emboldened by Controversial Commissioner’s Loss in Mayor’s Race

Eagle County Democrats says lightning-rod county commissioner Arn Menconi's loss last week in the Eagle mayor's race had more to do with his confrontational...

Colorado Springs Strikes (How Much?) Gold With Olympic Committee

Representatives from Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Committee are describing their new partnership as a home run, but unlike competitors in the Olympic...
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