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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

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LATEST FISCAL POLICY NEWS 

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 [...]
June 3rd, 2014
Imagine that you and your neighbor are friends and professional peers. You belong to the same professional organizations. You each have worked for your respective employers for a long time as retirement approaches. But one of you works for a private employer, the other for the State of Colorado. The state employee can retire with full, but [...]

June 3rd, 2014
Imagine that you and your neighbor are friends and professional peers. You belong to the same professional organizations. You each have worked for your respective employers for a long time as retirement approaches. But one of you works for a private employer, the other for the State of Colorado. The state employee can retire with full, but [...]
March 12th, 2014
Last fall, Colorado officials claimed a $1 billion tax increase was needed to save the state’s public schools. Voters did not approve the tax increase. If officials were telling the truth, one would expect that this year they would be directing every extra budget dollar toward K-12 education. This is not happening. Instead, bills currently before [...]

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September 3rd, 2015
Colorado’s Colowyo Mine–and the entire northwest part of the state–face a final decision September 6, and the Denver Post editorial board notes the significance, concluding that the judge should rule in Colowyo’s favor, as the “economic health of northwestern Colorado depends on it”: The clock runs out this weekend on a federal judge’s extraordinary order giving [...]