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Unintended consequences in Colorado tax limits


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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  • From Social Stigma to Housing Solution: The Case of Manufactured Housing
    Lincoln Institute President George W. "Mac" McCarthy reports on the work of a group of plucky social entrepreneurs to transform the manufactured housing sector - homes built in factories, representing the largest unsubsidized affordable housing stock in U.S. - and the unexpected results of their eff...

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