Former State Senator Tim Neville joins Kim for a discussion on the consequences for Colorado taxpayers if Proposition CC passes. Kim and Producer Steve discuss the controversy surrounding the Recall Polis organization's use of donated funds and the danger for the restaurant and service industry in Denver if Mayor Hancock's minimum wage proposal passes.

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They Want to Take More of Your Tax Dollars. Tell Them No.

They want it. They say they need it. And they are sweet-talking everyday, hardworking Coloradans to give up their tax refunds forever.

The State of Colorado is asking to keep your tax refunds, forever, with ballot question Prop CC. And Jefferson County is asking to keep Jefferson County residents tax refunds, forever, with ballot question Issue 1A.

Tuesday, former Colorado state senator, Tim Neville joins Kim to explain why Prop CC and Issue 1A are very, very bad ideas.

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Recall Polis organization under fire for compensating members with donation funds.

Denver minimum wage could have dire consequences for the restaurant and service industry.

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In today’s show, Kim and Producer Steve discuss the following local news items:

  • The committee behind the Recall Polis campaign is facing public blowback for its handling of donated funds. The Recall Polis campaign has the dubious distinction of collecting over $100,000 dollars and zero petitions. According to public filing, members of the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis committee were compensated thousands of dollars and almost $30,ooo was shifted to an expenditure committee called Colorado for Trump. Colorado for Trump is also organized by Recall chair Juli-Andra Fuentes. The committee and its members are facing heated criticism from Colorado media, President Trump’s official campaign machine, and the individuals on social media.
  • The plan to raise Denver’s minimum wage could be ruinous for the restaurant and service industry. Colorado law states that all employees being paid a tipped minimum wage must be paid no less than $3.02. Mayor Hancock and Councilwoman-at-large Robin Kniech’s minimum wage have proposed that Denver’s minimum wage be raised to $13.87 an hour on January 2020. In 2021 Denver’s minimum wage would increase another $2, and every year after that the minimum wage would increase by 15% or $1.75 an hour (the greater of the two for each year). Who ultimately pays the bill? The customer. If your server is getting paid $15.85 in 2023, and the cook and dishwasher have also demanded a huge increase in wages, how much do you think your salad and iced tea will cost?

 

h/t to The Colorado Sun, Reason.com, and The Gazette. 

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