Critics: Colorado Taxpayers Might See More Fee Increases if New Legislature Gets Its Way

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Colorado’s constitution requires voters to approve all tax hikes or issued debt because of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), an amendment passed in 1992. But some experts say Democratic lawmakers will use other avenues – such as “fees,” which courts have said are exempt from TABOR – to raise revenue, a practice legislators have already taken advantage of.