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Republicans: Cut Colo. soda tax

Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks could get a bit cheaper in Colorado under a Republican proposal to repeal sales taxes on soda. Coloradans began paying a 2.9 percent sales taxes on sodas last year, when lawmakers looking for ways to raise money and confront obesity imposed a levy soft drinks and candy. Before, the… Continue Reading Republicans: Cut Colo. soda tax

Business tax bills head to governor

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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

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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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