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AFP, Advance Colorado Joint Statement on Senate Bill 21-260 Lawsuit 

Aug 9, 2023 by AFP

DENVER, CO – Last year, Americans for Prosperity and Advance Colorado Institute filed a lawsuit against the State of Colorado for passing Senate Bill 21-260, raising taxes without input from Coloradans, violating the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).

Upon the rejection of the state’s motion to dismiss the case, AFP-Colorado State Director Jesse Mallory released the following statement: 

“For four years, the Polis administration and legislature have attempted to circumvent taxpayers at every turn. From gas tax increases to the highest restaurant inflation in the nation, life is becoming increasingly unaffordable in the Centennial State. 

“Voters should be making these decisions – not politicians. We will continue to educate voters across the state on our work until the power is back to voters, where it belongs.” 

Michael Fields, President of Advance Colorado Institute, released the following statement: 

“Voters passed Proposition 117 to make sure they had a say when it comes to big fees. Since SB-260 is a $5.4 billion fee increase over the next decade, voter approval was necessary before it could become law. We are happy to see the judge deny the motion to dismiss and allow this important case to continue.” 

BACKGROUND: 

  • Earlier this year, AFP launched www.TaxedandFurious.com, a video game urging Coloradans to reject the gas tax increase set to begin in 2023.

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