The Taxman In 1992, Colorado voters took away politicians' ability to raise taxes. This is the strange and sometimes unbelievable story of how a man named Douglas Bruce convinced them to do that — and what's happened since. Reported and hosted by Rachel Estabrook, Ben Markus and Nathaniel Minor from Colorado Public Radio News.
The Taxman

The Taxman

From CPR News

In 1992, Colorado voters took away politicians' ability to raise taxes. This is the strange and sometimes unbelievable story of how a man named Douglas Bruce convinced them to do that — and what's happened since. Reported and hosted by Rachel Estabrook, Ben Markus and Nathaniel Minor from Colorado Public Radio News.

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