This November, Denver voters face two ballot measures related to homelessness: Initiated Ordinance 303: “Let’s Do Better” and Referred Question 2B: Denver Housing and Sheltering System Bonds as part of the RISE GO Bond.
Common Sense Institute has partnered with several local organizations and leaders to conduct a three-phase project to understand the many challenges and types of homelessness. This is Phase one of this project and is focused on the current resources dedicated to the homeless in Metro Denver.
Common Sense Institute analyzes the taxes and fees that resulted from the 2021 legislative session. Under the additional impact of this year’s legislative action, the total net direct cost of rules and legislation passed since 2018 is now over $2.1 billion.
The latest data from the Current Employment Statistics survey shows that, though Colorado’s workforce has been on its way to recovering from the worst of the recession over the past several months, a lot of progress remains to be made.
The federal government has sent over $2.5 billion to Colorado’s K-12 education system since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Common Sense Institute analyzes where these funds have been spent and how they compare to current budgets.
After publishing 8 reports, 3 rounds of testimony, and over a dozen meetings with legislators, Common Sense Institute’s work has led the way in helping impact the debate and deliver the facts on the Colorado public option health care proposal…leading to lots of changes.
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.