Colorado

Denver Sales Tax on the Ballot in November

In early August, the City Council of Denver approved a 0.25% sales tax increase proposal. Colorado has a state-wide sales tax of 2.9%, and allows local governments to collect a local option sales tax of up to 8%. The purpose...

Denver Carbon Price Tabled in Favor of Resiliency Office

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously popularized the term “laboratories of democracy” to describe states’ unique ability to implement new laws and put new ideas to the test. In recent years, however, cities have taken up this mantle of innovation,...

Denver Carbon Pricing Ballot Initiative
Denver Advocates Look to Get “Carbon Pricing” on November Ballot

A group of Denver environmentalists introduced a ballot initiative that will impose a fee on all electricity and heat generated by coal and natural gas in the city. It’s not exactly a carbon price because the fee will not apply...