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Business tax bills head to governor

DENVER (AP) – A package of bills taxing everything from candy and soda to online sales provides only one-tenth of what Colorado lawmakers need to close a $1.5 billion shortfall this year and next, but Republicans and Democrats say the impact will be widely felt in this year’s elections. Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has… Continue Reading Business tax bills head to governor

DENVER (AP) – Legislation to tax candy, soda, software downloads and energy used in manufacturing passed the first reading in the Colorado Senate by a single vote. The measures passed their initial reading late Monday night after about 12 hours of debate. The final round of voting might not come until Wednesday. Bills to tax… Continue Reading Senate debates candy, soda, software taxes

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DENVER (AP) – A Senate committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to start charging sales tax on soft drinks and candy but wants the tax repealed after three years. Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, voted with Republicans to repeal the 2.9 percent sales tax on soft drinks and soda after three years. It’s one of 13… Continue Reading Candy, direct mail bills head to full Senate

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