Episode 165: Special Tax Districts

In this episode we sit down with Sarah Humbargar, formally of the Downtown Partnership (and now with Living City Ventures) to discuss what special tax districts are and how they work to direct tax dollars to infrastructure development. We dive into some of the more well known special districts around town and talk about the…

Episode 133: The Pink Tax

It is a seemingly innocuous price difference that can have dramatic impacts on a woman’s budget; the pink tax. The “tax” isn’t really a tax, instead it is the extra cost to purchase everyday items that are made for women, even if those items are no different than items for men. In this episode we…

Episode 122: How to Fund a Stadium

Does Colorado Springs need a downtown stadium? What if that stadium is partially publicly funded? Good investment for the city, or a folly to be avoided at all costs? This week we dive into the recent stadium proposal for downtown Colorado Springs and dive into what exactly tax increment funding is (besides complicated). We also…

COS By the Numbers || January 10, 2017

I know, I know. It’s been a while. What can I say? The Holidays were a bit more intense than anticipated. Also, I might have had the plague. The blood work is┬ástill out. Our episode this week focuses on the Colorado Springs Airport, hence my sudden interest in the number of passengers that fly in…

Two More Things about TABOR…

Jeff and I are not tax or budget experts. We have a hard time just saying numbers sometimes, but we do our best to bring you the most accurate information and some amateur analysis on the state of our little city. After airing the latest two episodes – City Budget One-oh-Fun and What the F***…

Episode 7: To Legalize or Not to Legalize?

With Colorado Springs hurting for tax money it is fair to question whether we, too, should legalize the sale of recreational marijuana within the city limits. What are the pros and cons?