Insights Archive

Insights Archive

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Policy Deep Dive: Aging Coloradans & The Caring WorkforceWe 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 ColoradoWe explore the cost drivers associated with gasoline, and how globally high oil prices are impacting the everyday lives of Coloradans.
Colorado Housing PrimerWe break down the causes, trends, and impacts of Colorado's growing affordable housing crisis.
IN THE KNOWA 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 SwordColorado’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 likeThe 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 2022We 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 CrisisWith 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.
2022 Legislative Session RecapWith the 2022 legislative session at its end, we look back at the various storylines that emerged, the progress made, and what remains to be done.
Property Tax Ballot Initiatives: Three Shades of RedAmid the property tax debate, numerous price cap initiatives have been proposed. We assess these & the financial harm they may bring to Colorado communities.
Demystifying the Property Tax DebateWith the need for action growing across Colorado, we examine the methods of addressing rising property taxes that are currently being discussed, and which direction we should take.
Luxury Residential Property: The Missing Tool From Colorado's ToolboxColorado needs new, progressive tools to provide targeted tax relief without cutting funding to community services.
Colorado 2022-23 Budget BreakdownWe demystify Colorado's 2022-23 budget proposal to cut through the noise and provide the information you need.
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