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May 6, 2021 • 6 min read
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.
Tags: colorado pera, colorado pera reform, pera, pera reform
April 16, 2021 • 3 min read
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.
Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, colorado jobs, women in the workforce
April 14, 2021 • 6 min read
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.
Tags: economic shutdown, insurance, trust fund, unemployment
April 8, 2021 • 7 min read
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.
Tags: colorado, colorado pera, covid-19, covid-19 aid
March 31, 2021 • 7 min read
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.
Tags: colorado education, elementary school, mill levy, property taxes
March 30, 2021 • 5 min read
Common Sense Institute analyses the changing trends in Colorado’s American Care Act (ACA) health insurance market to ensure discussions and debate about healthcare policy start from the same baseline.
Tags: co public option, colorado health plan, health insurance
March 26, 2021 • 3 min read
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs and labor force data shows the path to recovery remains quite volatile and there is still a long way to climb to reach pre-pandemic Colorado employment levels.
Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, colorado jobs, jobs
March 25, 2021 • 17 min read
The Latest Colorado Public Option Proposal Still Threatens the Jobs of Health Care Workers and May Trigger Higher Costs for Businesses and Households
Tags: colorado public option, health care, health cost
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