Insights Archive

Insights Archive

Colorado Legislature’s 2024 Housing Solutions and their Impact on JeffcoA closer look at a few important bills and possible consequences in Jefferson County as a result of several housing bills recently passed in the Colorado legislature.
Progress on Financial EmpowermentThe Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is making valuable progress in building the statewide infrastructure necessary to ensure the financial well-being of Colorado families and communities.
SecureSavings Off to a Great StartSecureSavings, the retirement plan for Coloradans who don't have an employer option, is off to a great start with 50,000 accounts.
Destructive Property Tax Cuts: Initiatives 50 and 108Either of these measures would have a devastating impact on Colorado and would be felt in every sector of our economy.
Responsible Property Tax Reduction and ReformThe Bell provides the details about what’s in SB24-233 and examines the delicate balance it achieved to avoid deep cuts to local governments that provide essential community services.
How SB24-233 Lowers Property Tax BillsSB24-233 is the legislature's thoughtful effort to lower property taxes. We succinctly explain the "effective assessment rate" for homes of various values.
Initiative 50: Return of the Negative FactorIf Initiative 50 were to pass at the ballot in November, the state will face K-12 education funding trouble.
Land Use & Zoning in Jefferson County: Closing the Housing Supply DeficitA number of pending bills in the state legislature could expand housing opportunities and slow the increase of housing and rent prices in Jefferson County.
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Housing Financing 101: Affordable Housing in Jefferson CountyJeffco 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.
Highlighting the impact of child tax credits as a benefit on poverty reduction.
Poverty Data Shows Who Would Benefit From a Child Tax CreditAddressing and taking steps to reduce child poverty through a refundable credit will benefit Colorado’s children and families, while also creating a stronger, more equitable state. 
Exploring the impact of differing property tax modifications on homeowners.
Differing Property Tax ChangesProperty taxes have been growing across the state, with legislators offering relief using the most available tools. However, we could better target relief through income tax and we could ensure adequate funding through alternative revenue sources.
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In The Know: Fees, Fines, and Add-Ons for Installment LoansAdd-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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2024 Budget InadequaciesThis video series shows how pressing needs go unfulfilled in Colorado, despite being a state with a $1.8 billion budget "surplus."
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More Disastrous Ballot QuestionsConservative 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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