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Colorado’s 2022 Legislative Session and Free Enterprise

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This year, Colorado’s congress introduced over 650 bills to address long-standing issues, prepare for the upcoming election, and dictate the future of Colorado policy.

Bill Spotlight: SB22-234 Unemployment Compensation

Bill Spotlight: SB22-234 Unemployment Compensation

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Due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state government’s policy responses, Colorado’s unemployment levels spiked in early 2020 and caused the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to become deeply insolvent. Now, the Trust Fund is projected to remain insolvent until the 2024 fiscal year.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2022

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2022

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Colorado’s robust economy has added 391,300 jobs since April 2020, eclipsing the 374,500 jobs the state lost in March and April 2020. This represents a recovery rate of 104.5 percent which is 11.6 percentage points higher than the nationwide recovery rate of 92.9.

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CSI’S MISSION

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.