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Colorado budget

How Does Colorado’s Budget Work?

Colorado’s budget isn’t just a number. There are multiple factors to consider. Get your crash course here.

long-term care workers colorado

Career Ladders for Long-Term Care Workers

Long-term care workers are often underpaid, under trained, and lacking important benefits and career advancement opportunities.

What is debrucing?

What is Debrucing?

Debrucing allows governments to retain all of the revenue it collects and put it toward important services and programs Coloradans rely on.

universal portable benefits, open to all workers

What Are Universal Portable Benefits?

It’s no longer a given workers will have access to the essential building blocks of economic mobility like quality health insurance, retirement savings options, or paid family and medical leave.

TABOR ruling

Vision 2020 Responds to TABOR Ruling

For too long, TABOR has forced Colorado into tolerating decaying infrastructure, an underfunded education system, and high tuition costs even though our economy is among the best in the nation.

enterprise funds colorado

What Are Enterprise Funds?

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term "enterprise fund," you’ve probably encountered these state-created businesses more than you imagine.

What to Know About Colorado’s Caring Workforce

The people who care for and teach our kids and support the needs of our aging loved ones are as much a part of our economy as those who benefit from these services.

2020 Policy Proposals: What We’re Following

With so many presidential candidates working to make their presence felt, it makes sense they're sharing new and dynamic policy ideas on economic mobility.

2019 colorado legislative session

What Happened: The 2019 Colorado Legislative Session

Economic mobility was front and center this session, as the conversation focused on ensuring opportunity, making Colorado competitive, and helping everyone attain the Colorado way of life.

Denver Workers in Minimum & Low-Wage Jobs

Our research shows a higher local minimum wage in Denver would likely help over 116,000 workers. Find out more in our latest brief.

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