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Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, or TABOR, is either the best thing that’s happened to Colorado, or the worst. At least that’s the impression you’d get listening in on political conversations across the state. This amendment to our state constitution, passed 25 years ago, limits government’s ability to tax and spend. It's impacted every level of government, from school boards to the state Capitol. The man behind the measure, meanwhile, says he’s become a “pariah” and even landed in jail ... for tax evasion. The Taxman is a three-part podcast about Douglas Bruce, one of the most influential political figures in recent Colorado history.

Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, or TABOR, is either the best thing that’s happened to Colorado, or the worst. At least that’s the impression you’d get listening in on political conversations across the state. This amendment to our state constitution, passed 25 years ago, limits government’s ability to tax and spend. It's impacted every level of government, from school boards to the state Capitol. The man behind the measure, meanwhile, says he’s become a “pariah” and even landed in jail ... for tax evasion. The Taxman is a three-part podcast about Douglas Bruce, one of the most influential political figures in recent Colorado history.
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Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, or TABOR, is either the best thing that’s happened to Colorado, or the worst. At least that’s the impression you’d get listening in on political conversations across the state. This amendment to our state constitution, passed 25 years ago, limits government’s ability to tax and spend. It's impacted every level of government, from school boards to the state Capitol. The man behind the measure, meanwhile, says he’s become a “pariah” and even landed in jail ... for tax evasion. The Taxman is a three-part podcast about Douglas Bruce, one of the most influential political figures in recent Colorado history.

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303-871-9191


Episodes

Episode 1: How Douglas Bruce Won

11/13/2017
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Douglas Bruce was an ex-lawyer with a love for the U.S. Constitution when he moved to Colorado in 1986. He earned a reputation as a rabble rouser and was seen as little more than that. Then he won, and changed everything.

Duration: 00:37:33


Episode 2: The State Strikes Back

11/13/2017
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Douglas Bruce was riding high after TABOR’s big win in 1992. But the afterglow didn’t last long.

Duration: 00:37:42


Episode 3: Douglas Bruce’s New Battle

11/13/2017
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Douglas Bruce defends TABOR from attacks, and tries to defend himself from what he sees as retribution.

Duration: 00:33:36


Coming Soon: The Taxman

11/7/2017
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The story of Colorado's most famous freedom fighter, Douglas Bruce, like you’ve never heard it before.

Duration: 00:01:31