Dec 6, 2022 | 2019 Research, 2020 Research, 2021 Research, 2022 Research, Featured Research, Recent Research, Research, State BudgetColorado Budget Then and Now illuminates the meaningful changes in Colorado state spending over the last twenty years. The following figures provide a summary overview of state spending across different state funds and agencies. The trends shown reflect the shifting priorities brought on as a direct result of the laws and budgets passed each legislative session.
May 12, 2022 | Featured Research, Recent Research, Research, State Budget, Taxes & FeesThis year, Colorado’s Congress introduced over 650 bills to address issues, prepare for the upcoming election, and dictate the future of Colorado policy.
May 2, 2022 | 2022 Research, Featured Research, Recent Research, State BudgetPERA’s current unfunded liability is $31 billion. This is one indicator of PERA’s funding status as it measures the difference between projected benefit demands, and the assets (current fund balance + future expected returns) that have been collected to cover those benefits.
Apr 6, 2022 | 2022 Research, Featured Research, Research, State BudgetAs the Colorado General Assembly nears completion of the state budget there is little doubt that the decisions they make will impact Colorado’s economy for years to come. Known by insiders as the “long bill,” the state budget has passed the State House and is currently being debated by the State Senate.
Feb 2, 2022 | 2022 Research, Featured Research, Recent Research, State Budget, Taxes & FeesThe recent changes in state government employment vary greatly across each department. Though the Governor’s FY23 budget request proposes a 0.85% increase in the overall level of the state government’s workforce, five agencies are proposed to grow above 6%.
May 6, 2021 | 2021 Research, Featured Research, Recent Research, Research, State Budget Common Sense Institute, REASON Foundation and Secure Futures Colorado researches the impacts of using state funds to apply a one-time supplemental payment of $500 million to PERA.