Back From the Dead?

by Hannah Garcia

Every January, lawmakers head back to the Colorado State Capitol and bring with them legislation that failed in past sessions. Below is what Law Week expects to see pulled from the grave for this upcoming session.

Created through a voter-approved constitutional amendment in 1992, Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights has been a perennial point of conversation for both Democrats and Republicans.

That’s unlikely to change as it approaches its 25th anniversary, especially with economic forecasts from both the executive and legislative branches predicting large refunds this year.

“Colorado’s economy has picked up in recent months,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a release about revenue projections in December. “Our state’s economy has demonstrated resilience during the downturn in the energy sector, and we are cautiously optimistic about the future.”

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