State economists released quarterly estimates for state revenues on Wednesday. The Legislative Council staff and the governor????????s Office of State Planning and Budgeting see continued growth in Colorado????????s economy. Both agencies project the state will retain more revenue in the current fiscal year than they estimated in March.
A message from Wade Buchanan, Bell Policy Center President, outlining the Bell's agenda for the coming year: to close the student achievement gap, make college affordable, expand health care coverage, help working families, counter misguided immigration reform and influence the policy debate in the 2006 election.
A transcript of the Bell's "Voices of Opportunity" event of March 13, 2007, featuring the Honorable Bill Ritter Jr., Governor of Colorado, including a question-and-answer session and comments by Bell Chairman Penfield Tate III and Bell President Wade Buchanan.
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