View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Bad Budget Compromise 

Once again, the compromise is to have voters forego their TABOR refund checks in return for delaying Amendment 23's required increase in school spending. These are not the same thing. Although both were approved by the voters, the Democrats clearly support Amendment 23 as a sop to their parent corporation, the Colorado Education Association. TABOR is a broad statement aimed at all taxpayers, which acts as a general brake on the legislature's ability to raise taxes.

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