Keyword: TABOR
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Jeffco’s biggest budget bother not TABOR

In their column last week attempting to explain Jefferson County’s budget crisis, the Commissioners avoided the real issue. It is not the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or so-called TABOR Amendment. The … more

Jeffco DA cites ‘significant concerns’ about jail releases

On Feb. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced it would be releasing 23 inmates early as the jail population was once again two percent above its capacity of 1,148 beds. Those releases … more

Jefferson County wrestling with more budget cuts

From the ongoing release of jail inmates following the closure of a floor of the county jail to a heated discussion about the future of the Jeffco fairgrounds, budget cuts and their fallout have been … more

Reporter Stories: Jefferson County Budget ax falls on the jail, fairgrounds too?

CCM Golden Community Editor Paul Albani-Burgio talks about the Jefferson County budget fallout from November's ballot and what that means for the jail and for the county fairgrounds. You can read … more

Jeffco fairgrounds may be closed as a budget cut

The Jefferson County Commissioners will consider next month whether to shut down the county fairgrounds in Golden to save money as the county is faced with budget cuts. On Jan. 21, County Manager Don … more

Jefferson County commissioners approve 2020 budget

Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo on Nov. 12 pointed out that Jefferson County is not the first jurisdiction to face budget cuts. “And it won’t be the last,” she said. “But I think … more

Ballot measure Jeffco 1A doesn’t pass

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader believes the most valuable asset to the sheriff’s office is the people who work there. “They do a great job keeping Jefferson County safe,” Shrader said. … more

Colorado voters reject Proposition CC

Proposition CC, the statewide ballot question that would have eliminated TABOR — Taxpayer's Bill of Rights — refunds and used that money for K-12 education, higher education and transportation projects, was turned down by Colorado voters. more

A glimpse at Lakewood's 2020 budget

Lakewood's proposed 2020 budget is here. For this year, the 2020 budget appropriates expenditures of $211,730,855 for municipal services. That number is a 17.1 % decrease from the 2019 revised budget … more

We trust Jefferson County enough to say yes to 1A

Jefferson County has been doing us a favor. For 18 years, the county has been collecting less property tax money from residents than it could have. This was largely a preemptive move to ensure the … more

Yes or no on Prop CC: Arguments for and against

The most controversial choice on voters' ballots this November may not be over a politician — it could be over Proposition CC. That's a measure that asks Colorado voters to allow the state … more

Jeffco 1A "Against" comment written by husband of Yes on 1A campaigner

Last week all voting households in Jefferson County were mailed a gray booklet containing the ballot language of Jeffco 1A, along with comments both for and against the measure. But the first … more
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