Taxpayers’ Asserting their Rights Nationwide

After last year’s much-publicized battle over Referendum C and Colorado’s Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, the conventional wisdom among the media was that the movement to create constitutional protections for taxpayers was dead.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, voters in Maine, Montana, Nebraska, and Oregon, will decide this November whether to adopt their own versions of Colorado’s Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Although New Mexico does not have the initiative and referendum process available to its constituents as these other states, the Rio Grande Foundation is working to start the discussion on a similar measure for New Mexico in the upcoming legislative session. Check back soon for information on the need for such taxpayer protections.

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