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The residents of Colorado have been roiled by public arguments over the level of services provided by governments and the costs and means to provide them. Our citizens need clear analysis of the issue; ones that do not come from people that enjoy the increased of an ever larger government or from special interests, seeking greater largess from the taxpayer. The Fiscal Policy Center is tackling this problem. The purpose of the Fiscal Policy Center is to communicate the balance between taxation and liberty.
 
 

Fiscal Policy Center Senior Fellows:

Dr. Barry Poulson

Mark Hillman

Paul Prentice

Citizen's Budget  
 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST FISCAL POLICY NEWS 

September 16th, 2015
Colorado state government has numerous sources of different tax revenue.1 Income taxes generate over half of Colorado state revenue. A small fraction of the population pays the lion’s share of the income tax. State policies that discourage business formation, growth, and wealth accumulation could significantly reduce growth in wealth and income. This would reduce growth in future tax revenues.

September 16th, 2015
Colorado state government has numerous sources of different tax revenue.1 Income taxes generate over half of Colorado state revenue. A small fraction of the population pays the lion’s share of the income tax. State policies that discourage business formation, growth, and wealth accumulation could significantly reduce growth in wealth and income. This would reduce growth in future tax revenues.
July 29th, 2015
IB-D-2015 (July 2015) Author: Linda Gorman PDF of full Issue Backgrounder Introduction: Colorado state government has a spending problem. Between FY 1999-00 and FY 2013-14, its inflation-adjusted expenditures rose by 38 percent.1 Its inflation-adjusted revenues rose by just 34 percent. Although Colorado’s working age population grew over the period, its private sector employment stagnated.

July 29th, 2015
IB-D-2015 (July 2015) Author: Linda Gorman PDF of full Issue Backgrounder Introduction: Colorado state government has a spending problem. Between FY 1999-00 and FY 2013-14, its inflation-adjusted expenditures rose by 38 percent.1 Its inflation-adjusted revenues rose by just 34 percent. Although Colorado’s working age population grew over the period, its private sector employment stagnated.
June 23rd, 2014
Problems with Colorado’s public employee pension system are making it hard for our state government to attract some of the best employees. That’s the persuasive finding of a new study by the Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank in Washington. An employer’s retirement plan is part of an overall compensation package designed to entice and retain [...]

June 23rd, 2014
Problems with Colorado’s public employee pension system are making it hard for our state government to attract some of the best employees. That’s the persuasive finding of a new study by the Urban Institute, a left-leaning think tank in Washington. An employer’s retirement plan is part of an overall compensation package designed to entice and retain [...]
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February 6th, 2016
The “Bundy stand-off” in Oregon at a federal wildlife refuge has triggered (or, rather, re-triggered) questions about the constitutionality of federal land ownership. Westerners in particular question why the federal government should own nearly 30% of the country. In the West, the issue is particularly important. The federal government has title to about half the [...]