Recent Research Initiative 295 – Voter Approval of New Fee Based EnterprisesJun 18, 2020 | 2020 Research, Initiative 295, Recent Research, TaxesUnder the Colorado Constitution, the creation of new taxes or the raising of existing taxes must be voted on by the people of Colorado. One Size Shutdown Does Not Fit AllJun 15, 2020 | 2020 Research, COVID-19, Economic Development, Recent ResearchThough all Coloradans faced a stay-at-home order, the latest data suggest that the rates of COVID-19 infection vary widely between counties. $4 Billion in New Taxes and Fees on the TableJun 10, 2020 | 2020 Research, Recent Research, TaxesA series of legislative proposals and proposed ballot measures would impose billions of dollars of higher taxes and fees on a state economy that’s struggling to restart after the COVID-19 shutdown. Impacts of Colorado Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund InsolvencyJun 9, 2020 | 2020 Research, COVID-19, Economic Development, Recent ResearchThe Unemployment Insurance trust fund, from which unemployment benefits are paid, stands to go insolvent soon—likely before the end of June. The Economic Impacts of Oil and Gas Setback Ballot Measures in Colorado: A Historical ReviewMay 20, 2020 | 2020 Research, Energy, Recent ResearchThis report examines the projections of past oil and gas setback studies and how they can be applied to future analysis in response to 2020 ballot measures. The Colorado Option Plan: Modeling the Impacts of Government Price Controls in Health CareMay 7, 2020 | 2020 Research, Health Care, Recent ResearchIn this study, we explore how the introduction of a new government-controlled health plan would impact the state’s healthcare system and the overall state economy. Putting Students First: Strategies to Mitigate the COVID SlideApr 28, 2020 | 2020 Research, C19 Studies, Education, Recent ResearchExperts are urging state officials and policymakers to start planning now to reduce the effects of the COVID Slide. Is Colorado’s Budget Ready for a Recession?Apr 15, 2020 | 2020 Research, C19 Studies, Recent Research, Research, State BudgetColorado’s Revenue Outlook Has Rapidly Changed from Record Highs to a Potential $3 Billion Shortfall. FULL REPORT – Observations on the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on ColoradoMar 24, 2020 | 2020 Research, C19 Studies, Recent ResearchThe US economic system has ground to a near halt and the potential economic and fiscal impacts are just beginning to be understood. Colorado Prices in the 21st CenturyMar 2, 2020 | 2020 Research, Economic Development, Recent Research, ResearchThis chart displays 16 years of changes in wages, inflation and the prices of consumer goods and services in Colorado since the beginning of the 21st century.