2024 Colorado Legislative Session Recap

With the close of the 2024 Colorado legislative session, we took stock of our state's progress on issues key to economic mobility.

How SB24-233 Lowers Colorado Property Tax Bills

SB24-233 is the legislature's thoughtful effort to lower property taxes. We succinctly explain the "effective assessment rate" for homes of various values.

Colorado’s Proposed Initiative 50: Return of the Negative Factor

If Initiative 50 were to pass at the ballot in November, the state will face K-12 education funding trouble.

Angie Anderson: The Many Faces of Jeffco’s Affordable Housing Crisis

This blog series gives insight into how a range of individuals are experiencing Jeffco’s affordable housing crisis.

Land Use & Zoning in Jefferson County: Closing the Housing Supply Deficit

Policies that passed in the 2024 legislative session could expand housing opportunities in Jefferson County.

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Housing Financing 101: Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Colorado

Jeffco residents want more affordable housing. Local governments recognize the need and want to fill it. Housing developers are incentivized to fill this gap. But prohibitive factors stand in their way.

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In The Know: Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

Learn how Medicaid reimbursement rates are determined, why they fall short, and how we can increase them and the wages for care workers.

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In The Know: Fees, Fines, and Add-Ons for Installment Loans

Add-on costs and fees are a growing concern for Coloradans and they're beginning to appear in more and more places. These additional charges quickly add up and exacerbate financial challenges for consumers.

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More Disastrous Colorado Ballot Questions

Conservative and anti-tax groups are planning disastrous 2024 ballot measures that could undermine property tax relief and have serious consequences for local and state budgeting.

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Setting the Record Straight on “Special Interests”

We explain how a recent report from the anti-tax Independence Institute is attempting to misconstrue income tax policy in Colorado.

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