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Aurora, Colo., has surplus funds equaling $2,200 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Aurora ranks eighth for the state of its finances, having $2,200 in surplus funds per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

When your neighbor is the U.S. government, don't expect respect, legal group says

It can be tough to get along with the neighbors, but when your neighbor is the federal government, good luck, said one legal group.

DENVER METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Paid Leave Bill Expected to Mandate Privately Run Program

While sponsors still have not introduced a paid family and medical leave bill, they have begun discussing details about their proposal, including that legislation will likely mandate a minimum level of paid medical and family leave coverage that companies must provide either through a fully funded program or market-based insurance product.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Colorado estimated at 8.8%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Colorado is 8.8 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Colorado ranks 17th best in new economic outlook analysis

Colorado finished 17th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Colorado ranks 7th best on corporate tax study

Colorado finished seventh in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Colorado not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Colorado was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Colorado job growth this year projected at 1.4%

Job growth in Colorado is expected to reach 1.4 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 2.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Colorado lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Colorado would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Colorado ranks 17th in annual tax climate ranking

Colorado finished 17th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Colorado

Mike MacIntyre, head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, earned $2.88 million in 2018, making MacIntyre the highest-paid public employee in 28th last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Colorado to reach $2 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Colorado arts agencies are projected to reach $2 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 35 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Colorado levies a total tax on lodging of 2.9%

Hotel room bills in Colorado tack on a total state lodging tax of 2.9 percent, the 49th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

38 counties in Colorado are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Thirty-eight counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

4,596 borrowers in Colorado filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Colorado who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,596, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$572.4 million in federal research dollars flowed to Colorado in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Colorado totaled $572.4 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Colorado received $6 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $6,016,101 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Colorado, the 23rd highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

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