Colo. Gov.: No tax hike to balance budget in 2010

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says he won't ask for a tax hike in 2010 to help balance the state budget.

Ritter said Wednesday the recession is hurting state residents and it's not a good time to ask them to pay more.

He was speaking to Denver-area mayors about transportation funding and the state budget.

Ritter says he does want to change the taxpayer's bill of rights, a constitutional amendment limiting tax revenue, and Amendment 23, which requires increases in school funding.

He says he wants to retain the portion of tabor that requires voters approval for tax increases. He says he wouldn't seek a vote on those changes until 2011, which would be in his second term if he is re-elected next year.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52540032 - nbc11news.com/a?a=52540032
Gray Television, Inc.