Summary Report for the Opioid and Other Substance Abuse Disorders Study Committee.
Summary Report for the School Safety Committee to the Legislative Council.
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System.
Summary report for the Energy Legislation Review Interim Study Committee.
Summary report for the Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee.
Tax Expenditure Evaluation Interim Study Committee Summary Report.
Summary report for the Transportation Legislation Review Committee.
Summary report for the Investor-owned Utility Review Interim Study Committee.
Final Report for the Sales and Use Tax Task Force.
Summary report for the Pension Review Commission.
Summary report for the Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Study Committee.
Summary Report for the Water Resources Review Committee to the Legislative Council.
Federal law requires employers to pay their employees a minimum hourly wage. States are allowed to set different pay standards than the federal minimum wage requirement; however, if the state and federal law differ, such as in Colorado, the higher wage prevails. This issue brief...
In 1990, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment allowing limited gaming only in the cities of Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek. Limited gaming is defined as “the use of slot machines and the card games of blackjack and poker, each game having a maximum single bet of five...
This memorandum provides an overview of electric vehicles, including vehicle electrification policies, electric vehicles in Colorado, recent Colorado legislation, and future considerations.
Greenhouse gas emissions have been identified by the global scientific community as the major driver of climate change. Globally, countries are committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to combat the effects of climate change. This memorandum provides background on the policies and...
This issue brief provides an overview of state laws related to state-sponsored retirement plans, retirement plan marketplaces, and multiple employer retirement plans for private sector workers. The brief also includes a discussion of related federal laws and Congressional activity.
This report contains the final audited figures for state revenue retained under Referendum C in the 2005‑06 through 2017‑18 state fiscal years and preliminary numbers for the 2018‑19 and 2019‑20 state fiscal years. It also reflects the actions of the General Assembly and Governor in spending...
This issue brief provides an overview of federal and state laws related to gender pay equity and a summary of past legislative efforts by the Colorado General Assembly on this topic.
This issue brief discusses the history of blockchain technology, its current and future applications, and recently proposed Colorado legislation related to this technology.
Three bills that were enacted during the 2019 legislative session significantly affected the financing of public schools in Colorado:
- Senate Bill 19-246 amended the Public School Finance Act of 1994 to provide funding for school districts in FY 2019-20. The bill was signed by
Transportation infrastructure in the United States is primarily funded through motor fuel (gas) taxes. Facing declining future revenues and increased construction costs, some states have begun to experiment with a new way of funding transportation: the road usage charge. This issue brief...
Reading competency is pivotal to the academic development of Colorado’s students. State law targets the early elementary grades as the essential time and location for developing the reading skills necessary for successful academic achievement in later grades. This issue brief provides...
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,...