Crafting a balanced spending plan – which avoids draconian cuts to state programs during economic downturns – requires meaningful amendments to or the overturning of TABOR, the so-called Taxpayers Bill of Rights.
Far from protecting the rights of taxpayers, TABOR ties the hands the Legislature and deprives Colorado citizens of their right to a representative government. Jeff will partner with his legislative colleagues to preserve real taxpayer protections and return power to the people through their duly elected leaders.
Proper investments in Colorado’s future demand the political courage to close special interest tax loopholes, including billions in State tax credits and exemptions. Jeff believes the revenues currently squandered on corporate welfare are far better spent on essential services like education, healthcare, mental health programs, infrastructure, public safety, as well as civil and senior rights enforcement.
As a Certified Government Financial Manager, Jeff’s extensive experience and successful record managing budgets with the Government Accountability Office and the Environmental Protection Agency make him the most qualified candidate to bring transparency to the budgetary process and enact bold initiatives that produce real results.
Rising to the heights of Colorado’s full potential begins with a fiscally responsible budget that reflects our shared commitment to economic, social and environmental justice. Jeff Hart is running to be your State Representative in House District 6 to deliver on this simple, yet powerful approach to financial governance.