Mar 19, 2013

'Vibrant' Colorado economy boosts state revenues, economists say

Lawmakers received good news about the state's economy on Monday as economists from the legislature and the governor's office presented positive forecasts to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC).

Colorado's economy continues to outperform the national economy as we experience a growth in jobs, an improving housing market and increasing retail sales, especially automobiles. It is "among the most vibrant in the nation," according to the Legislative Council Staff.

Jun 20, 2011

State budget forecast has some nuggets of good news

Lawmakers received good news on the economic and budget fronts this morning.

State economists now estimate that the Colorado economy will continue to grow, albeit slowly, and generate enough revenue to maintain a balanced General Fund budget this year and next. This is a change from recent years, when the legislature and governor faced declining revenues and the need to make budget cuts.

Sep 22, 2009

Wade Buchanan on Colorado State of Mind

Wade joins in a discussion
on the state budget and funding cuts
on Rocky Mountain PBS'

Colorado State of Mind
Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 6

(Channel 8 in Pueblo and Colorado Springs,
Channel 18 in Grand Junction and western Colorado)

Also on the program:

Feb 23, 2009

Traveling salvation show

Apologies to Neil Diamond, but I couldn’t help but think of his “traveling salvation show” when President Barack Obama came to town last week.He was here to spread the word. His scary sermons of a potential economic “catastrophe” evaporated as quickly as your 401(k) once he landed here. This was the Obama who preaches hope, not fear. With a $787 billion economic stimulus bill in his pocket, he promised we were at “the beginning of the end” of our nation’s dark hours.

Aug 17, 2008

Budget Watch – July 2008

Introduction to SAFE, the proposed Savings Account for Education; introduction to other ballot proposals; review of economic forecasts and other economic data.

Jan 16, 2008

Budget Watch, Vol. 6, No. 1

What's ahead for Colorado's economy?; Governors, budget officers see an economic squeeze; Let's talk about Looking Forward

Jul 16, 2007

Opportunity News, Vol. 5, No. 7, July 2007

New report shows what it takes to move Colorado to the middle of the pack; Conversation 2007 seeks input on P-20; Reports for 208 panel detail health spending and uninsured; CBO: Financing health care spending with income tax will be costly; Payday lending in Colorado nearly triples since 2000; More states expand Earned Income Tax Credit; Poll: Income gap is too large; Jones named to state Pay Equity Commission; Political Journal: Civic engagement a full-time job in 2007

Mar 20, 2007

Budget Watch Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2006

Articles: Legislature considers selling tobacco bonds to save for a rainy day, 15 states consider TABOR measures, Twin studies debunk TABOR???s benefits to Colorado economy

Mar 20, 2007

The Opportunity News Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2006

Articles: Pregnant moms quit smoking, Better medical care prevents pregnancy-related deaths, The 65 Percent Solution, CCHE requests $8.7 million in need-based aid, Increase in state funding for colleges, Low-income adults get smaller share of job training benefits, Insurance companies shed high-risk customers, Race and income affect health care, Colorado economy to add jobs, Indexing minimum wage to inflation, Companies freeze pensions

Mar 20, 2007

The Opportunity News Vol. 3, No. 7, July 2005

Articles: Colorado economy strong at mid-year, Early childhood intervention pays off, Pre-kindergarten expulsion rate twice K-12's, New data highlights the achievement gap, Southern states offer advice on adult training, Equal coverage for mental health saves money, Craig, Colo., makes it easy to call for help, Strategies to raise household savings, How to build a real ownership society

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