I have taken the¬†Colorado Union of Taxpayers¬†pledge to uphold TABOR when elected next fall. I will not violate the constitution and will not vote for any bill that requires a fee or tax increase without the public’s vote. Under TABOR, Coloradans have the ability to set state fiscal policy through the ballot box and while under TABOR, state government has grown only slightly. I believe that having smaller government is always the best option, and that authority for making decisions about the level of taxation and spending should fall exclusively with those paying into the system.