Aspen disposable bag
Will Aspen be forced to roll back its 20 cent on each disposable carryout bag that grocers supply to customers? Let hope so, because the fee is obviously a tax, and Aspen can hike taxes without public consent. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights says so, and like it or not Aspen officials clearly don TABOR remains in the state constitution.
If Aspen officials think they can flout the constitution, however, the Colorado Union of Taxpayers begs to disagree. And so its foundation is suing Aspen in Pitkin County District Court.
“Aspen may not impose a new tax without a vote by those who will pay the tax, says William Perry Pendley of Mountain States Legal Foundation, which represents the taxpayers union.
Actually, I explained why Aspen action was blatantly unconstitutional in a column last October just after the city council voted to ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper bags.
a Colorado town thinks checkout bags are an environmental scourge, then ban them, I concluded. don start pretending that a tax is a fee.
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It is NOT a tax, it is a fee used to offset the actual cost of adding that bag to the community. Too many of them end up in trees, etc. to say nothing about in landfill and the use of petroleum products to create them in the first place. It is time for not just bags, but all unnecessary packaging to include the cost of disposal/cleanup. If people had to pay the full cost of using these items there would be much more pressure on the powers that be to eliminate all this extra trash from our lives.
It is NOT a tax, it is a fee used to offset the actual cost of adding that bag to the community. Too many of them end up in trees, etc. to say nothing about in landfill and the use of petroleum products to create them in the first place. It is time for not just bags, but all unnecessary packaging to include the cost of disposal/cleanup. a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer. How can insurance companies set future rates when anyone. He’s lived in Colorado since 2000, working at the Gazette in Colorado Springs and at the Denver Post since 2004. Colfax Ave., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80202
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