How a court fight over a 20-cent bag fee could change the way Coloradans pay for government

Outlet: Denver Post

Denver Post: “If in the aggregate, it was judicially determined that a fee is a tax — and if a fee is a tax, it’s got to go before the voters — that would have enormous implications,” said John Straayer, a political science professor at Colorado State University. “It would put more stuff on the ballot, and probably lead to more defeats, and more problems in providing basic public services.”