Common Sense Institute analyzes both the federal and Colorado state governments relief bills in response to the economic impacts associated with COVID-19, and provide recommendations for ways to set up Colorado for long-term growth.
The current education funding system is laden with problems and inefficiencies that hinder schools from functioning at their highest levels. Increasing revenues without addressing the severe flaws in how the state allocates those revenues, as HB21-1164 does, is a missed opportunity to improve student outcomes.
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows the path to recovery remains quite volatile and there is still a long way to climb to reach pre-pandemic Colorado employment levels.
At the November 2020 election, Colorado voters approved Amendment B, a constitutional ballot measure which repealed a key formula that has controlled the state’s property tax system for almost 40 years.