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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Jul 3, 2014
To understand how Colorado finds itself in its current fiscal condition, it is helpful to look back at some critical decisions made by legislators and voters over the last 32 years, and at some of the economic and political factors that drove those decisions. (An update of "The Road to 2007," part of "Looking Forward, Colorado's fiscal prospects after Ref C.")
May 5, 2014
This infographic is complementary to our Retirement at Risk issue brief.
Apr 21, 2014
Retirement at risk • Nearly 1 million Coloradans do not participate in workplace plans • 765,000 employees have no retirement program at work Workplace retirement plans, along with Social Security and personal savings, are a critical tool for families to prepare for a secure retirement. But in Colorado, nearly 1 million private-sector work...
Nov 6, 2013
By Tom KeeneBloomberg Businessweek Colorado's minimum wage is set to decline next year due to a decrease in the inflation rate during the first half of the year, according to an order from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The new order would lower the state's current hourly minimum of $7.28 to $7.24 on January 1. ... Rich Jones, di...
Oct 25, 2013
Colorado has a chance to vastly improve its education system, become a national leader in early-childhood education by providing full-day kindergarten and preschool, and lay the groundwork for a strong and enduring economy – all for approximately $133 a year for the average family. Unfortunately, opponents of Amendment 66 have been misleading voter...

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