driven by the timeline. A TABOR decision needs to be made before the state budget can be developed.
|Gov. John Hickenlooper|
One of the strongest advocates for taking on TABOR, former Democratic Governor Roy Romer, was in office when TABOR originally passed in 1992 in spite of his opposition.
It is not clear the business community is willing to take on a TABOR election. The 2005 Referendum C five-year timeout was a major effort and barely won. Importantly, there is no Republican governor to campaign for it. Governor Owens’ support made the difference and he was criticized endlessly for his effort by the Republican right. Today, Republicans will be uniformly against it.
It appears dead!