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Policy Deep Dive: Aging Coloradans & The Caring Workforce

We explore how specific issues within Colorado's Medicaid policy financially impair aging Coloradans and drive caring workforce shortages.

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Gas Prices in Colorado

We explore the cost drivers associated with gasoline, and how globally high oil prices are impacting the everyday lives of Coloradans.

Colorado Housing Primer

We break down the causes, trends, and impacts of Colorado's growing affordable housing crisis.

IN THE KNOW

A collection of quick factsheets on the issues impacting Coloradans' lives and the political narratives that form around them.

What’s Really Driving Inflation & How Should We Talk About It?

As inflation continues to squeeze Coloradans across the state, we analyze what's really driving global price increases.

‘Saving People Money’ Can Be a Double-edged Sword

Colorado’s budget is heading toward a structural deficit. Only a shift in fiscal policy will ensure the state can fund priorities.

Federal rescue funds show Colorado what an adequate budget looks like

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) gave Colorado lawmakers an unprecedented amount of funds to invest in our state. Here's where it went.

How Colorado’s Legislature Targeted Relief in 2022

We look at how Colorado's legislature utilized the state's temporarily expanded revenue base to target relief to those who need it.

Legislative Response to Colorado’s Housing Crisis

With housing in Colorado becoming increasingly inaccessible, legislators made new investments and utilized one-time federal funds to address Colorado's ongoing housing crisis.

What’s Next for Postsecondary Education and Colorado’s Workforce?

New investments made during the 2022 legislative session will increase access to postsecondary education in Colorado and help ensure that students find meaningful careers upon graduating.