The following is a statement from CFI Executive Director Carol Hedges on White House budget proposal announced and what it means for Colorado: “Public investments help build and sustain the thriving communities in which we all want to live. Federal funding is a big part of that as it helps preserve, protect, and empower our communities. read more
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  Webinar video and presentation slides   In December 2017 the president signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill that was praised as tax reform but is really just tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and corporations. read more
The Colorado way of life encompasses so much and so many distinct variations. When you travel around this vast state and meet people in all its wonderful communities, you realize that being a Coloradan is about loving where you live and living how you want. But one of our unique characteristics as a state is making that more and more difficult. And that culprit is TABOR, which increasingly stands in the way of Coloradans being able to live how they want and earn a good life.
The updated 2018 version of the Purple Book is now available! Don't wait any longer, get your book today!
  The Colorado Fiscal Institute recently defined “shared” prosperity to mean that everyone has the opportunity to become economically successful and that as Colorado continues to grow, all people are equitably reaping the benefits of economic expansion. However, this can only be achieved when we break the barriers that prevent our communities, particularly communities of color, from achieving economic success. read more

Recent Reports

Benefits of Allowing All Immigrants Access to Driver’s Licenses

February 5, 2018
Providing driver’s licenses to all immigrants makes Colorado roads safer and results in greater savings in automobile insurance premiums for all Colorado drivers. Licensed drivers become more knowledgeable about traffic laws, purchase cars and insurance and register their vehicles. In… read more

A Look at Low-Wage Employment in Colorado

September 4, 2017
As Colorado celebrates Labor Day and the important progress made over time for working families here and throughout the country, it’s worth taking a fresh look at a central factor in employment growth and the economic well-being of workers: wages.… read more

Urban Tax Cuts, Rural Health Cuts: The AHCA’s Effect on Colorado

June 22, 2017
Colorado has been a leader in health care in the United States. Our state expanded Medicaid prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and we were one of the first states to set up an insurance exchange to… read more
View all by date
WordPress Image Lightbox