The Democrats’ effort to overturn the TABOR tax limitation restrictions has been an orphan. The legislative leadership, with Governor Polis’ support, placed on the ballot a permanent time out of TABOR requirements to return state revenue over a certain population and inflation limit – state ballot referendum Proposition CC. The Denver Post reports advocates, such as Speaker of the House KC Becker and the local government, business interests and liberal think tank and advocacy groups that testified in favor, have abandoned it as of the end of July.
Opponents, including most of the state’s establishment Republican Party, are opposing it. Proposition CC may be the first casualty as Democrats look to bail out of some ill-prepared ideas.