Final report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Study Committee. The purpose of this committee is to study waste and recycling infrastructure, composting, and public awareness of moving toward zero waste in Colorado.
Final report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Water Resources Review Committee. The purpose of this committee is to oversee the conservation, use, development, and financing of Colorado's water resources.
Final report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The purpose of this committee is to oversee and review the prevention, mitigation, and financing of wildfire matters in Colorado.
In the United States, one of the largest purchases a person makes besides a home is a motor vehicle. To protect consumers and promote trust in the motor vehicle industry, states and the federal government regulate the manufacturing, safety, and sale of motor vehicles. This issue brief...
This memorandum provides information regarding programs in Colorado that address deforestation and forest degradation, and the role that forests can play in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
A dynamic model attempts to quantify the downstream effects of a policy change throughout the economy. Legislative Council Staff (LCS) does not conduct dynamic modeling, which means that fiscal notes and other analyses are limited to the scope of legislation’s direct impacts and, in...
This memo uses a unique dataset to estimate property taxes levied on the production of oil and gas to answer the following questions...
This memorandum provides information concerning severance taxes in Colorado and eight other western states. The memo provides detailed information on Colorado’s severance tax structure, including estimates for the current value of the ad valorem tax credit and the stripper well exemption. ...
This memorandum provides an overview of various federal, state, and local programs and resources that are available to provide assistance to small businesses in Colorado during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This memorandum provides information related to state and federal laws prohibiting price gouging during declared disaster emergencies.
This issue brief provides a summary of the federal legislation that was passed in response to the COVID‑19, or coronavirus, public health emergency.
Report No. 2020-TE2
Report No. 2020-TE3
Report No. 2020-TE7
Report No. 2020-TE9
This memorandum provides an overview of the history of the Clean Air Act, describes common air pollutants and their health impacts, describes Colorado’s air quality concerns and state programs, and lists recently proposed legislation, which aims to improve air quality.
This issue brief provides an overview of the Colorado unemployment insurance (UI) program, including UI benefits, funding, and solvency in the context of recent economic downturns.
Report No. 2020-TE16
Report No. 2020-TE19
Report No. 2020-TE22
Report No. 2020-TE24
This memorandum provides a summary of leading economic indicators to inform the General Assembly of the current state of the Colorado and U.S. economies. Available data through December suggest that the pace of recovery remained subdued or even reversed course in recent months as coronavirus...
Some U.S. cities have adopted legislation to limit or restrict the use of natural gas systems in new construction, instead requiring building systems or appliances to be powered by electricity. In response to these natural gas prohibitions, some states have enacted legislation prohibiting...
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly considered a variety of issues related to energy, including consumer protection and bill assistance; energy efficiency in new construction; renewable energy; and natural gas.
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to natural resources and the environment, including environmental protection; wildfire prevention and control; land and species conservation; and state parks.