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Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

At a PLAN-Boulder County ballot issues forum on Friday, October 10, 2014, the only debate that occurred concerned the wisdom of Ballot Issue 2B, which would allow the Boulder City Council to hold executive sessions to obtain legal advice related to [...]

Tuesday is Election Day: Final Reminders for Boulder County Voters

Tuesday is Election Day: Final Reminders for Boulder County Voters

From the Boulder County Clerk: All drive-by ballot drop-off locations and Voter Service and Polling Centers are open now in Boulder County through 7 p.m. on Election Day. New this year, voters can register to vote up until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Voter [...]

“Grateful” Fred Smith Wants to Level the Playing Field

“Grateful” Fred Smith Wants to Level the Playing Field

Candidate Fred Smith (photo by the author) Four-time City Council candidate Fred Smith is running again to make sure that the voters hear his message on taxes and the minimum wage. Smith will appear on the ballot as “Greatful Fred Smith,” [...]

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

Images from Chris Hagelin's slide show At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, February 8, about the wisdom of the Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF) proposed by the City of Boulder’s staff, panelist Steve Pomerance argued that it is [...]

The Washington Post | If we need taxes, why not pollution taxes?

The Washington Post | If we need taxes, why not pollution taxes?

In case that graph's too tiny, America's way over there on the far left, getting slightly less than 3 percent of its revenue from measures to discourage pollution. The average industrialized country gets about 6 percent. That's mainly due to the [...]

NYTimes.com | Are Taxes in the U.S. High or Low?

NYTimes.com | Are Taxes in the U.S. High or Low?

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that federal taxes would consume just 14.8 percent of G.D.P. this year. The last year in which revenues were lower was 1950, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The postwar annual average is [...]

The Orange County Register | Taxes reach historic low

The Orange County Register | Taxes reach historic low

While Republican lawmakers appear unified against tax increases and many Tea Party activists want existing rates rolled back, statistics consistently show that federal taxes are at a historic low. For the past two years, a family of four earning the [...]

Boulder Looks to Play Defense in 2011 Legislature

Boulder Looks to Play Defense in 2011 Legislature

The City of Boulder enjoyed substantial success in last year’s session of the Colorado General Assembly, Carl Castillo, policy advisor for the city asserted at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on January 14, but this year it will probably concentrate [...]

Reuters | Chart of the day: U.S. taxes

Reuters | Chart of the day: U.S. taxes

This chart should be ingrained in the mind of anybody who cares about fiscal policy. The main things to note: Federal taxes are the lowest in 60 years, which gives you a pretty good idea of why America’s long-term debt ratios are a big [...]