Author of TABOR cited for trespassing

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) – The author of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights amendment has been arrested in Colorado Springs on a misdemeanor trespassing charge.

Colorado Springs police say 59-year-old Douglas Bruce and another man were at a Costco store collecting signatures from shoppers Saturday for a ballot measure.

A manager at the Costco store told the Gazette newspaper that Bruce was ``making a scene'' and that shoppers complained. Bruce says the proposal he was collecting signatures for would eliminate
``stormwater and secret utility taxes.''

Bruce denounced Colorado Springs officials during a news conference Monday at City Hall and says his First Amendment rights were violated.

The city says the deadline to submit his signatures for a ballot proposal has passed but Bruce disagrees.
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