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Fair Tax Colorado - Initiative #271 




Overview: Why Does Colorado Need a Fair Tax?

  • Colorado ranks last in the nation in teacher wage competitiveness, and we spend $2,800 less per student than the national average.
  • Our roads desperately need updating, but a $9 billion project backlog means necessary road improvements are hard to fund.
  • 1 in 5 Coloradans didn't get needed medical care because they couldn't afford it.
  • Based on the cost to rent a two-bedroom apartment, Colorado is the 10th most unaffordable state in the country for housing.


How Does Initiative #271 Work?

By raising income tax rates for the top 5% of earners and lowering them for everyone else, Colorado will generate $2 billion in new revenue. Half of that will be dedicated to increasing pay for teachers and student support staff. The other half will go toward the impacts of a growing population and changing economy.


Fair Tax Colorado Resources

Fair Tax Colorado Website

How Initiative 271 Works

Volunteer and Petition Sign-Up Page

Social Media Toolkit

Petition Circulator Resource Guide

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State Rankings in Taxes on Personal Income