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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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 memorandum presents the 2021 Legislative Council Staff forecast for the state public institutions of higher education. The forecast provides projections of resident and nonresident full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment and College Opportunity Fund (COF) FTE enrollment for the...
An overview memo of the rules and procedures to be followed by the Senate Committee on Education.
This memorandum provides a summary of leading economic indicators to inform the General Assembly of the current state of the Colorado and U.S. economies. Available data through December suggest that the pace of recovery remained subdued or even reversed course in recent months as coronavirus...
This issue brief provides an overview of federal and state family, medical, and sick leave laws.
On March 11, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 003, declaring a disaster emergency pursuant to state law due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19). The disaster emergency declaration triggers certain provisions in the Colorado Constitution and state law....
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Economic Outlook for the U.S. and Colorado
The ongoing expansion in the U.S. economy is fueled by consumer contributions.
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,...