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Young cowboy A report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy examined the state and local tax contributions of young immigrants eligible for DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and found that, collectively, they annually contribute $2 billion in state and local taxes, but this number would drop by nearly half without DACA protection. read more
Urban vs Rural 2 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 help the uninsured find coverage after the ACA passed. read more
giphy (5)   Chris Stiffler- CFI Economist                     1. The Complexity of SB17-267 on the State Budget The comprehensive bill that made the Hospital Provider Fee an “enterprise” under TABOR, provided money for transportation projects, changed the automatic transfers to roads and capital construction and adjusted the marijuana taxes (among other things) created more General Fund flexibility this year and next.  read more
binoculars-954021_1280 We are entering an intense summer facing serious threats to programs that provide basic assistance to struggling families across all areas of our work.
binoculars-954021_1280 President Trump released his full budget plan yesterday, which slashes nutrition, health care and other important assistance programs that help millions meet a basic living standard.

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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