Highlights and News

Jun 19, 2015

State Economists: Earned Income Tax Credit likely to be funded for 2015

Colorado’s economy is projected to continue to grow, generating enough revenue to make the Earned Income Tax Credit effective this year, according to the state revenue and economic forecasts.  Once it is triggered as a TABOR rebate, it becomes a permanent tax credit set at 10 percent of the federal EITC and available every year.

Jun 18, 2015

Report: Colorado one of the healthiest states for women

Colorado ranked as the sixth healthiest state for a woman to live in the United States, according to the 2015 Status of Women in the States report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. However, black women in Colorado were disproportionality more likely to die from heart disease, lung disease and breast cancer; be diagnosed with diabetes and be overweight/obese than white women in Colorado.

Jun 12, 2015

Households approaching retirement have little savings

More than half of American households between the ages of 55 and 64 have less than $25,000 in retirement savings, including 41 percent who have zero. Although some households in this age group have other financial resources, 27 percent have no retirement savings and no traditional pension plan, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study.

Jun 11, 2015

Remembering Rep. John Buckner

We are saddened by the loss of Rep. John Buckner, who passed away on May 28. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Denver. After a long career in education, including more than 17 years as the principal of Overland High School in Aurora, Buckner was elected to the Colorado General Assembly in 2012.

Jun 10, 2015

Report names Colorado a top state for women

A recent study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) concluded that a woman's status in the United States varies widely not only due to factors such as race and ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, citizenship status and sexual orientation but also by state. IWPR's report, Status of Women in the States, named Colorado one of the top 10 states for women to live.

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