The state legislature established the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) in 1931 to provide a pension benefit to state and local government employees, predating the federal Social Security Act of 1935 by four years. PERA is a substitute for Social Security for most...
Summary report for the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy & Task Force.
The Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force (task force) was originally created in 2017 pursuant to House Bill 17-1216. In its original form, the task force was scheduled to be repealed in 2020. However,...
This memorandum summarizes legislative efforts since 2017 to control prescription drug prices. It includes information on both bills that failed as well as those that became law.
This report contains the final audited figures for state revenue retained under Referendum C in the 2005‑06 through 2019‑20 state fiscal years and preliminary numbers for the 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 state fiscal years. It also reflects the actions of the General Assembly and Governor in spending...
This memorandum provides an overview of the Colorado unemployment insurance (UI) program, including UI benefits, funding, and solvency in the context of recent economic downturns.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several consumer protection measures related to mortgage lenders, online dating services, after‑market airbags, and towing companies.
This issue brief examines Colorado fireworks law, including permissible fireworks, sales, local government regulations, penalties for violating state laws, and executive orders.
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During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures intended to support economic development efforts in the state.
This memorandum summarizes the policies and procedures for committees meeting during the 2021 legislative interim.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to public health, including behavioral health, suicide prevention, and public safety.
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