PLF files brief in Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights case

May 11, 2016 | By RAYMOND NHAN

The Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), added to the State constitution by the voters in 1992, requires that voters approve all state and local tax increases. To avoid TABOR’s requirement of voter approval, state and local governments oftentimes characterize a charge as a fee, because TABOR does not require fees to be approved b ...


Oral argument in the Phoenix union release case

June 24, 2014 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

On June 17, the Arizona Court of Appeals heard argument in Cheatham v. Diciccio to decide whether Phoenix’s contract with the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), whereby the city pays full salary and overtime for six full-time and 35 part-time employees who report to the union, and do the union’s work, violates the Arizona Const ...