Dr. Steven Byers, CSI`s Chief Economist, testifies in front of the @CityOfCos Council on CSI`s recent housing affordability report: link in bio.

(commonsenseinstituteco.org) #coleg #housing #coloradosprings

NEW: Colorado`s total employment increased by 1,400 in June. Federal, state, and local governments contributed 800 of those jobs.

Read the full report: https://bit.ly/3xUhjN7

Behind the scenes with our incredible research team, spanning Colorado, Arizona, Iowa, and Oregon. These dedicated professionals are pivotal in driving the prosperity of their states` economies.

From left to right: Zachary Milne, CSI AZ Senior Research Economist, DJ Summers, CSI CO Director of Policy & Research, Steven Beyers, CSI US Senior Economist, Glenn Farley, CSI AZ Director of Policy & Research, Chris Brown, CSI CO VP of Policy & Research, Mark McMullen, CSI OR VP of Policy & Research, Ben Murrey, CSI IA Director of Policy & Research

Save the date! You won`t want to miss this insightful conversation on the 2024 Colorado Ballot.

Buy your tickets today - link in bio!

Releasing tomorrow: Colorado Clarity - a new, concise, podcast focusing on data over emotion.

Join DJ Summers, Director of Policy & Research, and Cole Anderson, Research Analyst, for CSI`s new weekly podcast. This week: Denver`s Multifront Battle: War on Fentanyl, Migrant Influx, and Property Tax Hikes

Podcast releasing tomorrow. Stay tuned!

This summer has gone by quickly, but our Daniels Scholar Junior Fellows and summer interns are hard at work.

Each intern has dived into specific research, spanning from education to housing. On top of that, each one has tried their hand at marketing, fundraising, and events.

From left to right: Avery Martinez, Jake Smith, Rasheed Garza, Alex Stevinson, Jade Gromer, Toby Lee.

Colorado schools alone are contributing $1.16 billion annually to pay down the unfunded liability of PERA. That is over $21,000 per teacher, and up from $16,100 per teacher just a few years ago.

Read the report: https://bit.ly/3WgvchO

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Free Enterprise Summit! Join our speaker Doug Ducey, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens for Free Enterprise & the 23rd Governor of Arizona for a fireside chat.

Secure your spot now: https://bit.ly/3LaIAxJ


CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Coloradans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help Coloradans make fact-based and common sense decisions.