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mom caring for sick kid By Esther Turcios, CFI Policy Analyst It goes without saying that a federal paid family leave program is long overdue. Too many low-income families find themselves between a rock and a hard place, having to decide between losing their jobs or taking unpaid time off to care for themselves, a new child or an ill family member. read more
Capture Hope Krause was born with cerebral palsy. She depends on Medicaid and other state programs to help her pay for her medical necessities, like her caregiver and wheelchair. If her Medicaid allotment were to be cut, she would not be able to afford to live independently.
We're Hiring2 Do you dream in data points?  Never met an excel spreadsheet you didn’t like? Love our beautiful state? Then do we have a gig for you! CFI is looking for an Economic Policy Analyst to join our team! Click here for the full job description. read more
Facepalm   By Chris Stiffler   CFI Economist When I lecture on taxes to college students I’m always surprised by how little students understand taxes, particularly how graduated, or progressive, income tax structures work. To see what I mean, consider the following question:  Pretend that somewhere, there is a graduated income tax structure as follows: So, under this system, if you made $25, how much would you pay in income taxes? read more
2 The federal EITC and CTC are facing major cuts in the president's proposed budget, which will have dire consequences for low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially undocumented communities.

Recent Reports

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

Increasing access to driver’s licenses is good for Colorado’s economy

March 31, 2017
Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted on House Bill 17-1206, passing the bill out of committee and to the House floor. This bill will broaden the forms of identification that can be used by undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver’s… read more

CFI Brief: The Pitfalls and Flaws in “Impacts of Increasing Colorado’s Minimum Wage”

September 9, 2016
A new brief from CFI Economist Chris Stiffler analyzes the many flaws in a study that claims increasing the minimum wage in Colorado will result in 90,000 lost jobs.
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