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 […]

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 […]

Senate debates candy, soda, software taxes

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 […]