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Sep 22, 2015
Colorado's economy is projected to continue to grow over the next two years, albeit not as quickly as it did in 2014. As a result, state revenues will also grow but at a modest rate that will put pressure on state budgets. These projections were part of Monday's quarterly economic and revenue forecasts presented by ...
Aug 4, 2015
Based on statistical tests, there is no evidence that anti-discrimination remedies negatively affect growth in small businesses nationwide. States with stronger anti-discrimination laws have better small business numbers than those with less-stringent laws.
Jun 19, 2015
Colorado’s economy is projected to continue to grow, generating enough revenue to make the Earned Income Tax Credit effective this year, according to the state revenue and economic forecasts.  Once it is triggered as a TABOR rebate, it becomes a permanent tax credit set at 10 percent of the federal EITC and available every year. This is gre...
May 19, 2015
We respectfully ask Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto House Bill 15-1390 because: 1)  HB1390 will significantly increase the cost for a typical loan. According to the Colorado Attorney General's Office, this bill will increase the costs of an average $6,000 loan by 38.1 percent. 2)  HB1390 will cost Coloradans more than $25 million in additional int...
Mar 24, 2015
Creation of the Colorado Retirement Security Task Force HB15-1235 Rich Jones, Director of Policy and Research Testimony to the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee March 24, 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to present this testimony to the committee today. I am Rich Jones, the director of policy and research with the Bell Policy...
Jan 15, 2015
Click here for pdf Colorado Preschool Program is effectiveand should be expanded to serve more children • Colorado Preschool Program puts children on path to success• Research shows program's effectiveness Executive summary High-quality preschool puts children on a pa...

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