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Tax Activist Criticized

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Critics of a Colorado Springs anti-tax activist say he's wasting taxpayers' money with his numerous lawsuits.

Douglas Bruce successfully challenged an extension of the city's open-space sales tax last week. A judge overturned last year's vote extending the tax, agreeing with Bruce that the city didn't label the extension as a tax increase, hold a hearing, or tell voters how much revenue the tax would raise.

All are required under the state Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR, which Bruce wrote.

City Attorney Patricia Kelly says her office has put in nearly
1,500 legal hours and spent at least $50,000 responding to numerous lawsuits filed by Bruce since 1993.


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