Colorado Union of Taxpayers
Follow Us:
Join Us
 

New! 2017 Ratings

2016 Ratings

2015 Ratings 

2014 Ratings

2013 Ratings

2012 Ratings

2011 Ratings

2010 Ratings

2009 Ratings

2008 Ratings

2007 Ratings

2006 Ratings

2005 Ratings

2004 Ratings

2003 Ratings

2003 Grid

2002 Ratings

2002 Grid

2001 Ratings

2000 Ratings

1999 Ratings

1998 Ratings

1997 Ratings

1996 Ratings

1995 Ratings

1994 Ratings

1993 Ratings

1992 Ratings

1991 Ratings

1989-90 Ratings

1989 Ratings

1987-88 Ratings

1985-86 Ratings

1985 Ratings

1983-84 Ratings

1980-81 Ratings

1979-80 Ratings

1977-78 Ratings



2017 Legislative Summary

Welcome

Colorado Transparency Online Project (TOPS)
To get a detailed overview of the $27,000,000,000 budget for Colorado follow this link to the Colorado Online Transparency Project (TOPS)

Gubernatorial Candidate George Brauchler signed the CUT Pledge.



 
 
RSVP: 303-747-2159 or rsvp@coloradotaxpayer.org

Click to Replace

CUT First Wall of Shame Plus 2017 Taxpayer Champions/Guardians


CUT Rates the 2017 Legislature,  the annual scorecard published by Colorado Union of Taxpayers released recently names Senator Vicki Marble, Fort Collins; Representative Tim Leonard, Evergreen  2017 Taxpayer Champions.  Named 2017 Taxpayer Guardians are Senators Chris Holbert, Parker and Jim Smallwood, Parker and Representative Stephen Humphrey, Windsor.


In CUT First Wall of Shame are those legislators who sponsored SB17-267 and those CUT pledge signers(indicated by *) who flagrantly violated their pledge to Colorado Taxpayers:
Senators Randy Baumgardner*, Kevin Grantham*, Lucia Guzman, Kevin Priola*, and Jerry Sonnenberg; Representatives Jon Becker, KC Becker, Phillip Covarrubias*, Lois Landgraf*, Polly Lawrence*, Kimmi Lewis*, Larry Liston*, Clarice Navarro*.  SB17-267 the most egregious bill in decades pushed through in the waning hours of 2017 session ripped into Taxpayers Bill of Rights preventing first, taxpayers the opportunity to testify against the bill and secondly, preventing Colorado citizens a vote on up to $1.9 B tax increase and $2.0 B increase in debt.
 
CUT sent position papers on 129 bills to all 100 legislators during 2017 legislative session.  The   CUT sponsored Legislators’/Candidate  pledge to taxpayers which has been signed by many legislators lays out the following criteria:  1) TABOR, 2) New Taxes, 3) Spending Limits, 4) Tax Surplus, 5)  Prioritize  Spending, 6) Education,  7) Privatize, 8) Property Rights, 9) Payroll Deductions, and 10) Petition Rights.  (See the complete taxpayer pledge www.coloradotaxpayer.org.  From the 129 bills, thirty were included in the ratings calculations.  The report includes each of these bills with narrative to CUT position and why.

2016 Taxpayer Champions


VICKI MARBLE
State Senator - District 23
vicki.marble.senate@state.co.us
JANAK JOSHI
State Representative - District 16
janak.joshi.house@state.co.us
LORI SAINE
State Representative - District 63
lori.saine.house@state.co.us

2016 Taxpayer Guardians


JERRY SONNENBERG
State Senator - District 1
senatorsonnenberg@gmail.com
STEPHEN HUMPHREY
State Representative - District 48
rephumphrey48@yahoo.com