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Independence Institute

Founded in 1985, the Independence Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Coloradans about the virtues of the free market and the vices of unchecked government power.  Its research and educational objectives range from health and education policy, to Second Amendment rights, fiscal responsibility and government regulation.  In the area of fiscal policy, the Institute advocates lower taxes and less government spending.  It has been a outspoken advocate for Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).

  • September 26, 2005    |   First Amendment

    Colorado Free Speech

    Stifling Political Speech: Stifling Political Speech: Challenging Colorado’s Campaign Finance Regulations

    Nationwide, campaign finance laws, which many hope would be used to “clean up” elections, are instead being widely abused to stifle the speech of those who are unpopular with the political establishment. In Colorado, the Independence Institute, a free market non-profit think tank, faced charges under the state’s campaign finance laws for merely speaking out…

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