The Advance Colorado Team is committed to engaging in high-impact, public-interest litigation that has a direct and tangible impact on the people of Colorado. Our goal is to ensure that Colorado is a beacon of prosperity and opportunity for all Coloradans.
We stand firmly behind fundamental principles of free enterprise and challenge tax policies with potentially broad implications that could lead to negative, unintended consequences for taxpayers. The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) gives Coloradans a direct say in government finances that isn’t available to any other state’s citizens. Advance Colorado fights to stop money-hungry politicians’ attempts to get around TABOR.
Aranci v. Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District
The Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District (LSPWCD) doubled property taxes without asking voters for their permission to do so–a clear violation of TABOR.
Chronos Builders, LLC v. Department of Labor & Employment
Colorado has a flat income tax in its constitution: everyone’s income is taxed at exactly the same rate. Yet, the state tries to get around this clear rule by charging a “fee” measured purely as a percentage of an employee’s wages. And the state treats employees differently based on who they work for. (Government employees, conveniently, can avoid the fee.) This is not only unfair, it’s unconstitutional.