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#43 – Crippling Cost of Car Thefts

Thanks to Jared Polis’ soft on crime policies, Colorado ranks #1 in the country for auto thefts. According to a recent study by the Common Sense Institute, these thefts will cost Coloradans nearly $1 billion in losses this year.   Since 2019, auto thefts in...

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#44 – Skyrocketing Rent

Rent across Colorado is skyrocketing. This, coupled with the worst inflation in the country since Biden took office, makes Colorado one of the most expensive places to live. Denver’s median rent has increased by 45.7% in the past year, ranking the city as the 9th most...

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#45 – Everything Costs More in Colorado

Update: Colorado still has the worst inflation in the country. Last week, the Joint Economic Committee released new data that shows Colorado still leads the country in inflation by state. Colorado’s inflation stands at 15.6% compared to what it was when Joe Biden took office

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#46 – Fees to Force Us Out of our Cars

Lots of people are moving to our beautiful state, which isn’t surprising given all that we have to offer. But one thing that will be an unwanted welcome gift is the new pro-rated taxes and fees if someone doesn’t register their vehicle in the allotted time. Over the next 5 years, the state is expected to collect over 28 million dollars in new fees.

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#47 – Election Year Polis Ploys

t’s classic Election Year Polis. He’s relaxing several of his OWN taxes for a year, an election year, to gain favor. In today’s instance, the fee concerns our mental health professionals. These health care workers are a key part of our community and deserve any support we can give them. Unfortunately, HB22-1299 is another election year ploy that works to cover the cost of various boards that regulate mental heath professionals and reduce other licensing fees but ONLY for the next fiscal year.

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#48 – Housing Wrapped in Red Tape

24% of the cost of building a home in Colorado goes to red tape – regulations. Staying in tune with his song, Jared Polis is adding even more regulations to housing, this time to tiny homes, which are becoming more popular here in Colorado. Under HB22-1242, DORA fees will increase to $100.55 for electrical permits, $27.23 for plumbing permits, and an estimated $419 in certifications. We need to cut back regulations and make it easier to build homes, not harder.

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#49 – Polis’ Broken Election Promise

In 2018 when Jared Polis ran for governor he pledged to reduce "special interest" tax benefits. But, a new report from the Independence Institute shows that he failed to deliver on that promise, and that his actions, on the contrary, will increase the special interest...

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#50 – Energy Fees & Timely Reminder about the Polis Premium!

Energy prices here in Colorado are some of the most expensive in the nation. While this hurts Colorado families everyday, Jared Polis is collecting more than two million dollars in fees on the energy industry as he works to implement the Green New Deal here in Colorado. Those fees will only continue to raise your energy costs and further hurt Colorado families as they struggle to afford to provide for their households.

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#51 – Medical Treatment Fees

HB21-1317 has raised the medical marijuana application processing fee by $4.50. Yes, we need to do more studies and education on the impacts of marijuana, but the people of Colorado shouldn’t have to suffer for previously poor legislation. The fee now stands at $29.50...

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52 – Fueling Polis’ Green New Deal

Tax credits are normally a good thing. But HB22-1026 is one that only promotes Jared Polis’ $5.4 billion Green New Deal. He wants you to ride a bus or use an electric scooter. Trying to get from Fort Collins to Denver for work? You’ll have to leave pretty darn early...

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