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Fiscal Cliff “Fix” is a Raw Deal for Taxpayers

By James Volvo The last-minute deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff suffers from some of  the worst ailments of Washington’s backroom deals.  Primarily, it does not  address the nation’s fiscal imbalance because it allows taxes to go up but fails  to tackle the true driver of our economic woes: runaway government  spending.  Not surprisingly, [...]

Budget & Spending Issues

AFP-CO Wants Debt Deal Linked to Entitlement Reform

October 10, 2013 J

PARKER – Americans for Prosperity – Colorado, the Centennial state’s leading grassroots advocate for fiscal responsibility, today urged Colorado’s congressional delegation to make dollar for dollar cuts in federal spending for any increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.  AFP has long supported attaching spending reforms to a debt ceiling increase as a way to get the [...]

“It’s Working” Campaign to Highlight Benefits of School Reforms in Douglas County

August 21, 2013 J,

The state’s largest free-market organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Colorado, today launched a multi-faceted education campaign effort aimed at keeping Douglas County Public Schools moving forward with ongoing reforms. This comes in response to efforts by teacher unions and other left-wing special interests to reverse years of progress in the district. AFP Foundation-CO will [...]

Rally for Rural Colorado this Wednesday

May 13, 2013 J,

The worst legislative session in memory may be over, but at least one important piece of unfinished business remains – getting Gov. Hickenlooper to veto SB-252, a bill that will force rural Coloradans to pay more on their utility bills in order to satisfy one-size-fits-all “green energy” mandates approved by urban legislators whose own constituents are [...]

AFP, Rural Lawmakers Call for Veto of SB-252

May 09, 2013 J,

DENVER – Lawmakers representing rural Colorado’s farm, ranch and mountain communities denounced legislation Thursday that will double the renewable-energy mandate on rural ratepayers. Senate Bill 252 would raise from 10 percent to 20 percent the amount of power that rural electric cooperatives–the nonprofit utilities serving much of the state–must obtain from costly renewable-energy sources. The [...]

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