A Lesson for Ohio: Colorado Voters Decide to Suspend Spending Limits

November 2, 2005

Voters in Colorado decided November 1 that a constitutional limit on state spending should be lifted. The five-year suspension of the spending limit under what is called the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is a victory for a broad coalition that saw how public services had been harmed by the spending limit. It sends a message to Ohio, where a similar proposal may be on the ballot next year: Such limits harm the ability of our state to make needed investments in our people and infrastructure.  Read our summary that provides background on the situation in Colorado.

Policy Matters Ohio has issued a report, Flawed by Design: A Review of the Proposed Tax and Expenditure Limitation Amendment which details the structural problems with a TABOR amendment.

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