Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Sales and Use Tax Task Force.
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 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.
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...
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 issue brief describes single-use plastics, current Colorado law, proposed legislation in Colorado that would have addressed single-use plastics, and other states that have enacted single-use plastics legislation.
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly made modifications to state laws regulating businesses and promoting economic development.
This memorandum provides information intended to aid in the evaluation of legislation that would create a new or alter an existing tax expenditure. State law defines a tax expenditure as a “tax provision that provides a gross or taxable income definition, deduction, exemption, credit, or rate...
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a number of bills regarding fiscal policy, taxes, and financial services.
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