No county, city, town or other municipal corporation, the inhabitants thereof, nor the property therein, shall be released or discharged from their or its proportionate share of taxes to be levied for state purposes.
Entire article added, effective August 1, 1876, see L. 1877, p. 58.
ANNOTATION C.J.S. See 64 C.J.S., Municipal Corporation, § 2073. This section proscribes legislative power to impair financial base of government operations. Allardice v. Adams County, 173 Colo. 133, 476 P.2d 982 (1970). The word "other" in the phrase "county, city, town or other municipal corporation" does not necessarily refer back to the word "county". No violence would be done to the language employed, if the word should be confined, in its reference, to the words "cities" and "towns"; and if it is important to know what meaning the makers of the constitution attached to the words "municipal corporations", as used in that instrument, an examination of § 13 of art. XIV, Colo. Const., will be satisfactory. Stemer v. Bd. of Comm'rs, 5 Colo. App. 379, 38 P. 839 (1895).