Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2019-20. Implications of the forecast for the state's General Fund budget and spending limit are described in the report's highlights and executive summary sections. The report is based on current law,...
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly enacted several bills focused on making health insurance more affordable and increasing coverage protections for consumers.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly passed legislation focused on enhancing the state's adoption, foster care, and child welfare programs; expanding a Division of Youth Services (DYS) pilot program designed to change the internal culture of DYS; and enhancing services...
The General Assembly passed legislation during the 2019 legislative session which strengthens protections for children in voluntary temporary care; requires studying challenges facing child care homes and ways to increased the availability of infant and child care in child care homes; amends...
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to: regulate industrial hemp; increase food safety and branding; modify certain agricultural operations; and continue existing agricultural programs and laws.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly passed laws related to the regulation of the business of insurance in the state.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to addressing Colorado’s growing demand for water, funding water projects, and making other changes to certain water-related laws.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a number of bills related to the regulation of liquor, tobacco/nicotine, and marijuana.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to veterans and the military concerning education, employment, income taxes, license plates, vehicle registration, and public safety.
This memorandum provides information on state government enterprises under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution, also known as the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). From FY 1993-94 through FY 2017-18, 22 state government entities had received enterprise status for at least one...
The following is a brief summaryof the major constitutional provisions, statutes, and legislative rules that relate to the ethical duties of members of the Colorado General Assembly.
The purpose of this booklet is to help readers understand how Colorado finances its public elementary and secondary schools. The major focus of this booklet is an explanation of the funding formula included in the Public School Finance Act of 1994, including amendments made to the act in 2015....
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