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Common Sense Institute (CSI) strives to develop insightful and educational research on the most critical debates facing Colorado. CSI employs rigorous research techniques and dynamic modeling to evaluate the potential impact of issues on the Colorado economy and individual opportunity. CSI provides elected officials, policy makers and Coloradans with facts and data-driven analysis to help make informed decisions about the biggest issues facing the state. CSI research has also sparked innovative policy solutions and bipartisan, solutions-based discussion about the future of Colorado.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: May 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: May 2021

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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 Evolution of the Colorado Public Option: CSI Impacting the Debate

The Evolution of the Colorado Public Option: CSI Impacting the Debate

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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.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: April 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: April 2021

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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.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: May 2021

June 18, 2021 • 2 min read


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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.

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$2.5 Billion in COVID-19 Federal Relief Funding to Colorado’s K-12 Education System

June 16, 2021 • 5 min read


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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.

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The Evolution of the Colorado Public Option: CSI Impacting the Debate

June 11, 2021 • < 1 min read


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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.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: April 2021

May 21, 2021 • 3 min read


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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.

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The Revamped Public Option Bill

May 13, 2021 • 11 min read


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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.

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Spend Now, Save Later

May 6, 2021 • 6 min read


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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.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: March 2021

April 16, 2021 • 3 min read


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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.   

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The State of Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

April 14, 2021 • 6 min read


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As a result of a sudden spike in unemployment insurance claims, Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund quickly depleted and fell into a debt financed by loans from the U.S. Treasury.

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Building Back Stronger Requires Addressing Colorado’s Looming Fiscal Challenges

April 8, 2021 • 7 min read


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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.

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Trying to Fix a Broken Education Finance System

March 31, 2021 • 7 min read


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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.

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