Wooden signposts depicting a metaphor for Colorado's economic status with arrows pointing in opposite directions labeled "boom" and "bust," under the title "Colorado Budget Explanation in Plain Talk.

Colorado’s Budget: In Plain Talk

Learn the basics about Colorado's budget.

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Costs & Benefits of Paid Sick Leave

Workers who lack paid sick leave are more likely to come to work sick, send their children to school while sick, recover more slowly from illnesses, and rely on expensive visits to emergency rooms than are workers with sick leave.