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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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Indianapolis Metropolitan Area Housing Affordability Report: The Data on Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties

Indianapolis Metropolitan Area Housing Affordability Report

January 26, 2023 • 14 min read


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Trends in housing affordability and estimates deficit and/or surplus of housing units in and around the Indianapolis metro area.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: December 2022

January 24, 2023 • 3 min read


FULL REPORT In December, Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3%, the lowest since February 2020. Colorado exhibited strong job growth in December, adding 8,600 jobs amidst higher-than-average inflation and rising interest rates. The professional and business services sector continues to lead Colorado in job creation accounting for 58% of the jobs created in December, equal […]

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Roadblocks in Getting Kids to School: Trends, Insights, and Recommendations for Improving Colorado’s School Transportation System

Roadblocks in Getting Kids to School

January 23, 2023 • 20 min read


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In this report, we analyze education transportation data and use specific districts to illustrate statewide local-level trends.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave is Starting in Colorado: Actions the State Legislature Can Take to Mitigate Long-term Risks and Unintended Economic Impacts

Paid Family and Medical Leave

January 6, 2023 • 4 min read


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Next month, employers and employees will begin paying payroll premiums into Colorado’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (FAMLI) program.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: November 2022

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: November 2022

December 16, 2022 • 5 min read


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Colorado added 4,300 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%. The number of unemployed decreased by 2,700 and the labor force decreased by 4,730.

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Inflation in Colorado: November 2022 Update

Inflation

December 14, 2022 • 3 min read


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Inflation in Colorado rose .47% from September to November, a reversal of the previous 2-month period decrease of 0.17%.

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Colorado Budget: Then and Now

December 6, 2022 • 13 min read


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Colorado 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.

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Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: October 2022

November 18, 2022 • 3 min read


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In October, Colorado’s population-adjusted employment recovered to its pre-pandemic level for the first time. Colorado added 17,700 jobs in October and the unemployment rate rose to 3.6%.

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Do Final Colorado Option Rates Deliver on the Promise of Consumer Savings?

November 16, 2022 • 3 min read


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The newly released 2023 health insurance rates show that, despite the state’s promise of savings and improved competition, non–Colorado Option plans will be less expensive and fewer health insurance options will be available to most Coloradans:

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Colorado Housing Affordability Update: November 2022

November 2, 2022 • 10 min read


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CSI analyzes trends in affordability and estimates whether there is a deficit or surplus in housing units across select Colorado counties.

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