Colorado News Agency: Hick inks rollback of last year's 'ag tax'
Products ranging from pesticides to bull semen used in agriculture will cost a little less after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law today a measure restoring a tax exemption that had been taken off the books by legislation last year.
Also: Associated Press via Aurora Sentinel: Colorado ag product tax break signed into law
Also: Durango Herald: Gov. Hickenlooper signs repeal of farm tax
The Denver Post: Colorado GOP defends Taxpayer's Bill of Rights targeted in lawsuit
"Colorado citizens deserve the right to vote on any tax increases they will be required to pay," said Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call. "The Taxpayer's Bill of Rights doesn't prevent tax increases, it simply requires politicians to first make their case to the voters as to why a state or local tax increase is necessary."
Also: Denver Daily News: Lawsuit seeks TABOR overturn
Also: Associated Press via Aurora Sentinel: Colorado tax-and-spending limits come under fire
Also: KCFR-radio: Plaintiffs: TABOR May Violate US Constitution
Colorado Springs Gazette: City Council hears about inadequacy of public transportation system
City funding for public transportation decreased from $11.9 million in 2008 to $3.1 million this year.
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Pueblo Chieftain: Children suffer in recession
The down economy has brought tough times to Colorado's kids. "The biggest issue we face statewide and in the nation is a bad economy," Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia said Monday. "We know that in times of recession, kids are affected," he said. "We see a whole variety of social issues in a recession such as substance abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse and all other challenges brought on by poverty."