Common Sense Institute analyzes the impacts of the amended version of HB21-1232, requiring premiums for the Colorado option to be set 18% lower than the 2021 average in the individual and small-group insurance markets, with some allowance for medical inflation.
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows that, while the state has made significant progress from the April 2020 low points, achieving full recovery will take significantly more time.
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.