How Would You Handle Colorado’s Financial Future?

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Colorado’s Current Fiscal Policy is Unsustainable.

Given constitutional revenue limits, Colorado can’t meet voter-approved education spending requirements.

Furthermore, voters aren’t receiving the level of services that they expect.

To keep the conversation focused on the very real challenges facing Colorado, and to increase opportunities for success, we will not carry forward any ideas that seek to undo the right of voters to approve all tax increases.

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Economic downturns exacerbated the problem, but it is not one we can grow our way out of.

The causes of our state’s unsustainable fiscal situation are complex, but chief among them are:

An aging population, the high cost of health care and a tax system that is inflexible and increasingly ineffective.

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Essential public services are in potential jeopardy.

We should continue to assess priorities, try new strategies and insist on efficient government, but we cannot ignore the fact that many essential public services are in jeopardy.

According to a 2011 study by the DU Center for Colorado’s Economic Future, by 2024 the state will only have enough revenue to support its obligations for Medicaid, K-12 education, and corrections.

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What do you think? It’s your turn to join the conversation about possible solutions to make Colorado better.

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