This issue brief provides an overview of Colorado laws related to the retail sale of alcohol, including beer, wine, and spirits, in original sealed containers for off‑premises consumption.
The Colorado Constitution limits the amount of revenue, from most sources, that the state government and local governments are permitted to retain and spend or save. Revenue collected in excess of the constitutional revenue limit, or TABOR limit, must be refunded to taxpayers unless voters...
This report contains the final audited figures for state revenue retained under Referendum C in the 2005‑06 through 2020-21 state fiscal years and preliminary numbers for the 2021‑22 and 2022-23 state fiscal years. It also reflects the actions of the General Assembly and Governor in spending...
This memorandum highlights regional and sectoral differences in Colorado’s labor market and employment recovery from the pandemic‑induced recession, including in labor force, job openings, and employment.
The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy (committee) is charged with reviewing the state’s current tax policy and the evaluations of tax expenditures that are statutorily completed by the Office of the State Auditor.
Legislative Council Staff economic outlook presentation to the Joint Budget Committee.
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,...
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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 2022-23, 33 state government entities had received enterprise status for at least one...
About this report: This spreadsheet provides several reports on fiscal data from Legislative Council Staff Fiscal Notes.
The senior homestead property tax exemption became available beginning in property tax year 2002, following voter approval of Referendum A in the 2000 General Election. The number of seniors claiming the exemption has grown over time, from 123,326 qualifying seniors in tax year 2002, to 266,538...
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During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly passed numerous measures related to the liquor, nicotine, marijuana, and gaming industries.