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2021 Research

Colorado Budget: Then and Now

Colorado Budget: Then and Now

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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.

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: August 2021

Colorado Jobs and Labor Force Update: August 2021

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In April 2020, Colorado lost over 360,000 jobs, experienced the worst month of economic performance in its history, and launched into a deep and abiding recession. A little over a year later, the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that, though Colorado’s workforce has already endured the worst of the recession and is ahead of pace to recover fully by 2023, much progress remains to be made.

Ballot Issues

Ballot Issues

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Facts and objective analysis of the economic impacts of 3 different questions Colorado voters face and 13 different questions City & County of Denver voters face on their November 2021 election ballot.