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Conserving State Trust Lands

New report shows how conservation mechanisms can generate revenue, fulfilling mandate to fund schoolsMore >>

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Zoning Rules!

Zoning Rules!

William A. Fischel's new book lays out the economics and politics of zoning - and what's ahead for local land use regulationMore >>

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is the leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high quality education and research, the Lincoln Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.About >>

Planning at a Higher Level

Planning at a Higher Level

Just published, "Planning for States and Nation States" compares efforts at the state and national level in the U.S. and European UnionMore >>

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is the leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high quality education and research, the Lincoln Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.About >>

Fiscally Standardized Cities

Fiscally Standardized Cities

At a time of crisis in municipal finance, this custom database allows meaningful comparisons of outlays and revenues across 112 major citiesMore >>

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Unintended consequences in Colorado tax limits

09.01.2015

Tax and expenditure limits enacted as part of a 1992 voter initiative have led to inconsistent and unequal property tax burdens in Colorado, with state taxpayers increasingly subsidizing a handful of often-wealthy school districts, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Moreover, more than 80 percent of Coloradans pay more in school property taxes than they would if voters had never enacted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), the state’s signature tax and expenditure limit approved in 1992, according to the research. Full Story

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