The state's new tax and spending limits, designed to control government growth, could cost the Colorado economy $5.5 billion in lost revenues during the next decade, a new study estimates.

A study by Colorado University Prof. Richard Perdue said constitutional Amendment 1 threatens to eliminate the Colorado Tourism Board, which promotes the state's vital tourist trade. The two-tenths of a percent tax on lodging, restaurants, and entertainment that supports it expires June 30, 1993. The voter approval now required to renew the tax would not occur until at least November 1993.

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