This issue brief examines Colorado fireworks law, including permissible fireworks, sales, local government regulations, penalties for violating state laws, and executive orders.
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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 262,130...
Three bills were enacted during the 2021 legislative session that substantively impacted the financing of public schools in Colorado:
- Senate Bill 21-268 provided funding for school districts in FY 2021-22, modified the school finance formula, and made administrative and grant program ...
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to local governments, including the powers and duties of local governments and matters related to special and local improvement districts, community revitalization, procurement, the limited gaming...
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Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2020-21. 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,...
This issue brief provides a summary of the federal legislation that was passed in response to the COVID‑19, or coronavirus, public health emergency.
This memorandum provides information on how revenue changes in legislative measures may impact the state’s flexibility in using its $3.8 billion allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. This memorandum will be updated as additional federal guidance becomes available and...
The purpose of this publication is to help readers understand how Colorado finances its public elementary and secondary schools. The major focus is an explanation of the funding formula included in the Public School Finance Act of 1994, including amendments made to the act in 2019. Several...
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