The job of defending the citizens of Colorado from its government can sometimes be a lonely endeavor. The government elites are constantly using the power of the state to bend the citizens to their will by enacting policies of social control and social engineering. Let us look at some of the battles that Colorado Union of Taxpayers fought on behalf of our state's taxpayers.
Among many others we opposed:
SB16-209 "Edifice complex", the bill would have allowed school districts to divert their focus from education and get involved in the business of erecting more buildings.
HB16-1275, this bill attempts to create a slush fund for the benefit of the education bureaucracy and outside of TABOR's constitutional limits.
SB16-022, here there is an expansion of the welfare system.
HB16-1466, in this bill, we observe another in the long line of failed "affordable housing" schemes, funded outside of TABOR's constitutional limits.
There were some attempts in the State Senate to do the right thing, for example SB16-070. This right-to-work bill was designed to prevent unions from forcing the non-members to pay union fees/dues.
Also, the Senate defeated the ill considered "hospital provider fees", which was yet another attempt to undermine TABOR's constitutional limits. Unfortunately, these examples of doing the right thing were relatively few and almost all of them were smashed against the State House's totalitarian minded majority.
Colorado Union of Taxpayers had success in fighting a wide spread misuse, by the legislators, of the "Safety clause", but a great deal of work still remains to be done.
Finally, supporters of people's sovereignty, CUT among them, won a narrow victory when the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against several Colorado lawmakers in the five year old lawsuit, which was designed to abolish the Taxpayers Bill of Rights enshrined in the Colorado Constitution.