Ganahl calls for an end to state income tax at Pueblo rally

PUEBLO, Colo. — Heidi Ganahl, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, made another campaign stop in Pueblo on Thursday, her first visit to Steel City since her primary victory in late June.

The University of Colorado regent and Camp Bow-Wow founder told the crowd of supporters at Water Tower Place that she has some big, bold ideas for our state, like getting income tax to zero from the state.

“We’re actually pretty heavy on taxes here in our state. So what I can do as governor is push for a budget that tightens the belt a bit, gets rid of fraud and waste and s ensures that we spend on things that make a difference, make it easier for people to work, live and raise families in Colorado,” Ganahl said.

His argument that Colorado collects too much in taxes comes as his opponent, incumbent Governor Jared Polis, is ramping up the distribution of tax refund checks to Colorado residents.

Polis announced in April that registrants can expect to receive refund checks for $400 ($800 for co-filers) beginning in September thanks to the legislature’s passage of a bill that has advanced the date of payment of TABOR refunds.

The governor then announced in June that the Colorado Cashback Plan amount had increased to $750 for individuals and $1,500 for joint filers.

The Amendment to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) limits the annual growth of government revenue. Any excess money collected must be repaid unless voters authorize the government to keep the funds.

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