6 for ’16 Policy Agenda

Dec 23, 2015 by AFP

In 2016, AFP-Colorado is ready for action, promoting critical policies that ensure Colorado remains a winning state. Colorado is world-renowned for its dramatic scenery, first-class ski resorts, hiking andbiking trails. Good public policy directly impacts our freedom and ability to enjoy our daily lives in this beautiful state.

Americans for Prosperity–Colorado is committed to make the right plays and execute them effectively to win critical policy battles. There are many important issues facing Colorado and countless options in the playbook that can be used to address them. We have chosen to focus on the following Six Public Policy Priorities for 2016:

#1 PROTECT THE TAXPAYER’S BILL OF RIGHTS (TABOR)

The free market functions most effectively to benefit the most people in the fairest manner when the government is small and not disruptive – and that is exactly what TABOR seeks to accomplish.

#2 HOLD COLORADO’S OBAMACARE EXCHANGE ACCOUNTABLE

Colorado must hold the state’s Obamacare exchange–Connect
for Health Colorado– accountable in order to avoid saddling state taxpayers with any more additional and unnecessary costs.

#3 BLOCK OBAMA’S ENERGY MANDATES

Obama’s Carbon Rule is part of his agenda on climate change – one that will have a serious negative impact on the economy, while having almost no effect on global temperatures.

#4 PROTECT ACCESS TO RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY

It is important to protect the right to responsibly develop our resources by using the best available technology, including opposing fracking bans.

#5 CREATE AN EQUAL PLAYING FIELD FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Colorado state legislature should pursue legislation that would create an equal playing field for all public schools by equalizing funding for public charter schools.

#6 REPEAL THE BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX

The Business Personal Property tax, or the tax on Tangible Personal Property, taxes year-over-year everything from office furniture to heavy equipment, crushing the incentive for business development and severely hampering job creation.