Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

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colorado's economy
Colorado's Economy: Strong Yet UnevenWhile Colorado's economy may be strong, uneven growth throughout the state, an uptick in low-wage jobs and industries, and continued wealth and income inequality mean not everyone is benefitting.
colorado public investments
On The Chopping Block: Colorado Public InvestmentsToday, the share of Colorado’s economy invested in public services aimed at expanding opportunity is a smaller portion than at almost any time in the past 40 years.
Colorado's demographics
Colorado's Demographics: An Older, More Diverse StateBecause Colorado's demographics affect so much of how our state operates, it’s imperative to recognize how these elements play into the vision of economic opportunity.
Taxman Podcast
About That "Taxman" Podcast..."The Taxman" podcast by CPR is a Rorschach test: For those who know about TABOR’s perils, it affirms their opposition, and to those who support it, the piece serves to strengthen their view of anti-tax activists.  
TABOR
TABOR: Restrictive Tax Policy Limits Economic Mobility in ColoradoIn 1992, Colorado voters approved the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, a constitutional amendment designed to restrain growth in government. TABOR is the most restrictive tax and spending limitation in the country.
2016 Ballot GuideEach election cycle, we examine the statewide ballot measures and make recommendations based on the values that drive our work. Here is our take on 2016 ballot measures.
Understanding Colorado's Fiscal Challenges in 14 ChartsWe've created 14 charts to better explain the fiscal challenges Colorado faces.
Colorado's Fiscal Challenges in 12 ChartsWant to better understand how Colorado's budget works? Here are 12 charts to help navigate current imbalances and trends in Colorado's fiscal policy.
Colorado's Budget: In Plain TalkLearn the basics about Colorado's budget.
Undocumented Immigrants in Colorado: What They Cost, What They Pay"This analysis clearly shows claims that undocumented immigrants are the cause of our budget problems are way off base," said Rich Jones, director of policy and research.
Blueprint for Opportunity: Executive SummaryColoradans deserve a state government that will confront these challenges and help keep the American Dream alive for hardworking families.
Two-Generation
Understanding Referendum CDue to the "ratchet effect" caused by the TABOR amendment, a bipartisan compromise was created, called Referenda C and D. This is what to know about Referendum C, which Colorado voters approved.
2005 Opportunity ReportWhat is opportunity? How is it generated and sustained in the 21st century? In this 2005 iteration of "Colorado: The State of Opportunity," the Bell seeks to answer these questions and more.
2002 Opportunity ReportIn the first edition of "Colorado: The State of Opportunity," we introduce the Cycle of Opportunity and show how, for most Americans, success requires a series of steps that build on one another and accumulate over a lifetime of effort.
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